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Making worlds, making subjects: contemporary art and the affective dimension of global ethics

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posted on 26.03.2012 by Marsha Meskimmon
In response to Terry Smith’s article, ‘Currents of world-making in contemporary art’ (2011), Meskimmon’s text seeks to extend the arguments that contemporary art is both decidedly ‘worldly’ and ‘with time’, exploring art’s ethical agency in a globalised world. Arguing that Smith’s ‘contemporal dialectic’ locates a materialist politics for contemporary practice, the article suggests ways in which contemporary practice might engender a future beyond teleology, through an active engagement with imagination, affect and the logic of the gift.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Citation

MESKIMMON, M., 2011. Making worlds, making subjects: contemporary art and the affective dimension of global ethics. World Art, 1 (2), pp. 189 - 196.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article was published in the journal, World Art [© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21500894.2011.602716

ISSN

2150-0894;2150-0908

Language

en

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