Productive Failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art Histories (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Paperback)

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Description


This title sets out to write new transnational South Asian art histories - to make visible histories of artworks that remain marginalised within the discipline of art history. However, this is done through a deliberate 'productive failure' - specifically, by not upholding the strictly genealogical approach that is regularly assumed for South Asian art histories. For instance, one chapter explores the abstract work of Cy Twombly and Natvar Bhavsar. The author examines 'whiteness', the invisible ground upon which racialized art histories often pivot, as a fraught yet productive site for writing art history. This book also provides original commentary on how queer theory can deconstruct and provide new approaches for writing art history. Overall, this title provides methods for generating art history that acknowledge the complex web of factors within which art history is produced and the different forms of knowledge-production we might count as art history.

About the Author


Alpesh Kantilal Patel is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at Florida International University, Miami


Product Details
ISBN: 9781526132529
ISBN-10: 1526132524
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Rethinking Art's Histories