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Making worlds, making subjects: contemporary art and the affective dimension of global ethics
journal contributionposted on 2012-03-26, 11:15 authored by Marsha MeskimmonMarsha 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.
- The Arts, English and Drama
CitationMESKIMMON, 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)
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
NotesThis 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