Before and After Contemporary Art: Investigating Future Premoderns (TM): Neomedieval Aesthetics in the 21st Century

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Abstract

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the 2013 Biennale di Venezia overflowed with works that speculated on how things are material, relational, entangled, porous, coaffective, autopoietic, embodied, vibrant… These nonmodern practices reform contemporary art’s established paradigms of politics, agency, corporeality, criticality, representation, and time by disrupting the binarism and anthropocentrism of the Cultural Turn. This paper will analyse the reception of Gioni’s Il Palazzo Enciclopedico by critics circumscribed by the limits of critical theory. Material culture scholarship on extra/somatic relations and medievalists’ experiments with thing theory will be mobilised as a transversal neomedieval theory of emerging art.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Jul 2015
EventInternational Medieval Congress - Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Medieval Congress
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period6/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • Neomedievalism
  • Aesthetics
  • New Materialisms
  • Contemporary Art
  • Contemporary Art Theory
  • Medievalism

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