'Art criticism is spurned by universities, but widely produced and read. It is seldom theorised, and its history has hardly been investigated. The State of Art Criticism presents an international  conversation among art historians and critics that considers the relation between criticism and art history, and poses the question of whether criticism may become a university subject. Participants include Dave Hickey, James Panero, Stephen Melville, Lynne Cook, Michael Newman, Whitney Davis, Irit Rogoff, Guy Brett, and Boris Groys.' - excerpted from the book back

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Onsite

Location code REF.ELJ
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

410

ISBN / ISSN

9780415977876

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology, 

transcript

Chapter headings
Section 1: Introduction
The Recovery of Criticism

- Michael SCHREYACH

Section 2: Starting Points
The Specificity of Criticism and Its Need for Philosophy

- Michael NEWMAN

Critical Reflections

- Boris GROYS

On the Absence of Judgment in Art Criticism

- James ELKINS

What is a Theorist?

- Irit ROGOFF

Is This Anything? or, Criticism in the University

- Stephen MELVILLE

Section 3: The Art Seminars
First seminar participants: Guy Brett, Whitney Davis, James Elkins, Jean Fisher, Boris Groys, Timothy Emlyn Jones, Irit Rogoff, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Gemma Tipton
Second seminar participants: Dave Hickey, Lynne Cooke, James Panero, Ariella Budick, James Elkins, Gaylen Gerber, Stephen Melville, Michael Newman
Section 4: Assessments
So Why Don't They Like to Judge?

- Andras SZANTO

A Feminist Response

- Katy DEEPWELL

Academic Art Criticism

- Daniel A. SIEDELL

Art Criticism: Who's Listening

- Sheila FARR

From Art Criticism to 'Art' 'Criticism'

- Pier DOMINGUEZ

Impure Thoughts

- Lane RELYEA

Derriere Guard

- Peter PLAGENS

Assessment of the Art Seminar

- Blake GOPNIK

Criticism: Politics' Phantom Lib as an Exemplary Supplement (for JD)

- Saul OSTROW

What Matters to Criticism?

- Darby ENGLISH

Between History and the Present

- Olu OGUIBE

The New Critical Historians of Art?

- Matthew BOWMAN

Newspaper Criticism, Context and the Huh/Wow Factor

- Margaret HAWKINS

An Assessment of State of Art Criticism

- Elaine O'BRIEN

The State of Art Criticism, Reviewed

- Maja NAEF

On the Virtue of Cultural Flux

- Victoria MUSVIK

A Commentary on the First Roundtable

- Mark BAUERLEIN

Criticism: The Zoo of Many-backed Beasts

- Robert ENRIGHT

Greenberg After Oiticia: Teaching Art Criticism Today

- Felipe CHAIMOVICH

Getting Over the Hoopla and Under the Art

- Sue SPAID

Separate Conversations

- Kim LEVIN

A Dysfunctional Relationship: Art History and Art Criticism

- Roisin KENNEDY

Conversations with God

- Matthew Jesse JACKSON

The Elephants in the Room

- Alexander ALBERRO

The Ideal of Art Criticism

- Julian STALLABRASS

The Place of October

- Jeffrey SKOLLER, James ELKINS

Talk to the Thing

- Jan VERWOERT

Don't Trust Anybody Dressed in Black

- Joseph MASHECK

Section 5: Afterwords
The States of Art Criticism

- James ELKINS, Michael NEWMAN

The State of Art Criticism, Reviewed

- Maja NAEF

The State of Art Criticism
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