Author: Art & Language  
Posted: 05.07.2002; 22:24:07
Topic: Question 2
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What theory? Theories are about something even if that aboutness is constantly subject to revision. What is clear is that the Art & Language indexing project entailed a suppression of the beholder (consumer (user of aesthetics, perhaps)) in favour of contributors, participants, players. This may itself have an "aesthetic" description at a certain distance. Theoretical and even idle discussion might have broken the artistic shell in which it had been originally constituted. There would have been not so much a particular mode of attention individuated as artistic as a possibly distinctive set of discourse relations, seeking somehow not to disappear into or to be absorbed into the discourses to which these relations were marginal. Michael Baldwin/Mel Ramsden(


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