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Dr. Neil Mulholland: 'Parallel Lines'
Wednesday, 16 May, 19 h Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

David Carrier's term 'artwriting' has re-entered Anglophone art criticism in recent years in a way that signals a conservative backlash against his observations. 'Artwriting' is often, inexplicably, used in the derogatory sense, as a means of registering the chagrin of many critics who perceive a 'crisis' in what they regard to be their 'discipline'. Rather than address this alleged crisis on these exhausted terms, I plan to discuss aspects of my own writing and related works as practices that aspire to transgress genres such as 'criticism', 'theory', 'curating' and art practice. I will examine the concept of the 'parallel text' and suggest how art-related writing might go beyond its normative tropes of advocacy, representation and critique by revisiting theories of mise en scene and metafiction.

Dr Neil Mulholland is a writer and Director of the Centre for Visual & Cultural Studies, Edinburgh College of Art.