The Critics Series : Transcripts of the Dalhousie Art Gallery 1997-1998 Lectures

Guilbaut, Serge and Copjec, Joan and Randolph, Jeanne. The Critics Series : Transcripts of the Dalhousie Art Gallery 1997-1998 Lectures. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1998.

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Abstract (English)

This photocopy publication contains transcripts of the Dalhousie Art Gallery’s 1997-1998 Critics Series Lectures. Guilbaut’s lecture on Tàpies’ matter paintings focuses on issues of cleanliness (beauty) and death (abjection). He situates the paintings within an art historical context, showing how they critique consumer culture and the violence of everyday life by emphasizing a bodily relation to the world. Copjec’s critical analysis of J. Crary’s book “Techniques of the Observer” – a critique that owes much to psychoanalytic concepts of the drive, fantasy and the gaze – highlights differences between geometric and physiological (perverse) models of vision. Her in-depth analysis of the relationship between embodied subjectivity and Cartesian mind/body dualism foregrounds the following subjects: the notion of infinity within Renaissance perspective, Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalytic theories, and Pasolini’s film Salo. Randolph suggests that her self-reflexive lecture on relationships between theory and praxis within psychoanalysis and visual culture is an example of “performing psychoanalytic theory.” Topics discussed include: autobiography, Freud’s concept of transference and the object-relations theories of Winnicott. 54 bibl. ref.

Types: Proceedings, transcripts
All Contributors: Guilbaut, Serge (Author); Copjec, Joan (Author); Randolph, Jeanne (Author)
Dossier: 343 - DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY (Halifax)
Collation: 83 p. : 37 ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
ISBN: 770306675
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery
Artists: Tàpies, Antoni
Art Organizations: Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax)
Keywords: PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY; SUBJECTIVITY; THE BODY; THE GAZE; JOUISSANCE; RENAISSANCE; INFINITY; CRARY, JONATHAN; LACAN, JACQUES; FREUD, SIGMUND; WINNICOTT, D.W.
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:14
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/13782
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