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Description: Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics
AT THE END of his 1969 essay “What Is an Author?” Michel Foucault asked, “What difference does it make who is speaking?” He was asking readers to rethink the assumption that works of art directly communicate the meaning intended by their makers. In making this appeal, Foucault was in some ways continuing a tendency that had been a standard part of the New Critical attitude—the reigning “disinterested criticism” that Norman Lewis disparages—for nearly thirty years. But Foucault had noticed that …
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Related print edition pages: pp.58-86

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