A highlight of the second half of 2012 has been the presidential debates. It was a rare chance to see President Obama and Mitt Romney fence with words. Part of the excitement came from seeing one candidate land a verbal blow, but the real satisfaction comes from watching the wounded party respond. Because the debates [...]
Category Archive ‘Theory in Studio’
Will America resist its obsession with comfort, contentment, and convenience to explore new frontiers in art and beyond?
Contemporary arts critics could stand to learn a few tips from George Orwell’s examples.
Judith Butler extends a means of defining political art that incorporates society’s response to imagery.
In this installment of Theory in Studio, Alex Robins explores the works and contributions of Roland Barthes.
Galleries talks often involve philosophical name dropping. Ever get annoyed at the pronunciations? (Bonus video!)
02/15/12 Theory in Studio: Neuroesthetics
In the ’90s researchers in the U.S. and the U.K. saw potential for neurobiology in the study of art.
The American philosopher John Dewey lived from 1859 to 1952—a happy accident of birth that allowed him to witness America’s slow move towards modernism, including the full cultural arc from Emerson to Abstract Expressionism. Throughout his career, Dewey delivered lectures and wrote many essays on art, but the most complete version of his aesthetic theory [...]
Please welcome Alex Robins who writes BURNAWAY’s first edition of Theory in Studio, a new series on philosophy and art!