Friday, 15 February 2008

Hewtitt and Jordan's Bat

For us the metaphor of the artists’ bat enables one to question the popular misconception of art being a universal or disinterested field of practice and that we can somehow compare the relative success or influence of each artist/player based on an agreed or common criteria.
We instead begin to see that there are many forms of bat, that they play many functions within the strategies and tactics of a range of different games, and that they have fans and as well as opposing supporters.

We will talk about difference in the artworld using amongst other things Habermas’s theory of the public sphere, the debased public sphere and counter public spheres.

Hewitt and Jordan.

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