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The Work of Art Criticism: Collaboration, Communication, Community

School of (EAST) Engineering, Arts, Science & Technology, University of Suffolk, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, UK
Arts 2020, 9(4), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9040101
Received: 14 August 2020 / Revised: 11 September 2020 / Accepted: 23 September 2020 / Published: 29 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reconsidering the State(s) of Criticism)
This essay aims to reconsider the practice of art criticism. The first part aims to clear away some misconceptions that reduce art criticism to a fundamentally negative discourse that asserts a theory/practice distinction. In the second part, the essay tries to think of art criticism as collaborative writing alongside rather than about an artist. The third part, however, highlights some problems insofar as communication and collaboration have become imbricated within post-Fordist socioeconomic frameworks. In addition, the fourth part seeks to propose another direction by suggesting why art criticism and Kantian aesthetics may discover a renewed interest in one another through rethinking the sensus communis as an alternative to post-Fordist sociality. View Full-Text
Keywords: art criticism; aesthetics; post-Fordism; Kant; collaboration; October art criticism; aesthetics; post-Fordism; Kant; collaboration; October
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Bowman, M. The Work of Art Criticism: Collaboration, Communication, Community. Arts 2020, 9, 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts9040101

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