What are the Benefits and/or Limitations in Focusing on the Visual and Visuality in Cultural Studies
With post-modernism, classic boundaries between disciplines began to dissolve. Areas of overlapping interest such as visual studies emerged as fields of study in their own right to bridge the gaps between complimentary disciplines. This infringement upon other fields has led many academics to question the validity and autonomy of these emergent fields. For the purpose of this essay, I will explore some of the benefits of focusing on the visuality in cultural studies.
Consumerism’s Dreaming: An Examination of the Readymades in Contemporary Art
In his renown 2004 book, Consuming Culture in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction, Julian Stallabrass appears to deride contemporary art practices that engage with consumer culture. By reviewing a select number of art objects and carefully examining the overall practices of their creators, I will demonstrate that Stallabrass is not panning out contemporary art but rather the ubiquitous capitalist system in which it inevitably flourishes within.
The Archives in Tracey Emin's Work
This paper reviews the archival practice in Confessional Art by citing Tracey Emin's installation artworks to exemplify the archival elements present in this genre.
Lacan: Under the Misconception of the Gaze
An investigation into the misconceptions and misunderstandings of the Lacanian gaze in feminist theories and modern and contemporary artworks.
What Key Issues were at Stake in Rosalind Krauss's Analysis of Cubist Collages?
An exploration of the key issues raised by Rosalind Krauss's in the Picasso Papers and their application on collage work produced by Hannah Hoch in post-war Berlin.
Considerations on Contemporary Practices of Collaboration and Participation in Light of Heidegger’s
An exploration into the nature of social artworks from Heidegger's Perspective.
Is Home a Cultural Space?
An Exploration of the physical, emotional and socio-political dimensions that define the prevailing concepts of home and cultural space.