Art, Theory, and the Critique of Ideology, 1975-1995


Texts for discussion in order of appearance:


Thomas Crow
Jeff Wall, “Marks of Indifference: Aspects of Photography in, or as, Conceptual Art,” in Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-75, ed. Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995), pp. 247-267

Jim Elkins
Gottried Boehm, “Indeterminacy,” or “Unbestimmtheit: Zur Logik des Bildes,” in Bild und Einbildungskraft, ed. Bernd Hüppauf and Christoph Wulf, Christoph (München: Wilhelm Fink, 2006), pp. 243-253

Hal Foster
Jacques Rancière, “The Misadventures of Critical Thought,” in The Emancipated Spectator (London: Verso, 2009), pp. 25-49; Bruno Latour, “Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam,” Critical Inquiry, Vol. 30, No. 2. (Winter, 2004), pp. 225-248

Robert Slifkin
Walter Benn Michaels, “Prehistoricism” in The Shape of the Signifier (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), pp. 82-128

Jonathan Katz
Hal Foster, “Subversive Signs,” in Recodings (Seattle: Bay Press, 1985), pp. 99-115

Mignon Nixon
Leo Bersani, “Theory and Violence,” in The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986), pp. 7-27

Briony Fer
Jacqueline Rose, “Femininity and Its Discontents,” Feminist Review, No. 14 (Summer, 1983), pp. 5-21

David Breslin
Kobena Mercer, “Looking for Trouble,” Transition, No. 51 (1991), pp. 184-197

Matthew Jesse Jackson
Sven Lütticken, “Secrecy and Publicity: Reactivating the Avant-Garde,” New Left Review 17 (September-October, 2002), pp. 129-148

Alison Pearlman
Douglas Crimp, “The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism,” October, Vol. 15 (Winter, 1980), pp. 91-101

Theodore Triandos
Rosalind Krauss, “The Originality of the Avant-Garde: A Postmodernist Reception,” October, Vol. 18 (Autumn, 1981), pp. 47-66

Katy Siegel
Pierre Bourdieu, “The Production of Belief: Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods,” Media, Culture and Society 2 (1980), pp. 261-293

Paul Wood
Ian Burn, “The Art Market: Affluence and Degradation,” Artforum (April, 1975), pp. 34-37