Solar Gazing: Real Abstraction and Present Art
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September 2016, English
12×19 cm, 248 pages, 32 b/w ill., softcover with dust jacket
Collection of essays exploring real abstraction in the ‘Neo-Affective Turn.’ How do modes of seeing essentially inaugurated by a critical dialectic form the basis of the ‘outside’ or extreme experience in Contemporary Art? Charting the progress and historical development of what Suhail Malik calls the ‘anarcho-realist premise’ the work endeavors to describe the shifting expectations of thought in the subject-artwork relationship. Modes of display created apparatuses of ‘being thought rather’ then ‘thinking through.’
Includes re-figured texts originally published in Texte zur Kunst.