Barry Schwabsky – The Observer Effect

Barry Schwabsky – The Observer Effect
Author: Barry Schwabsky
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Language: English
Pages: 328
Size: 13.5 × 20 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783956794186
Availability: In stock
Price: €22.00
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978-3-95679-460-5, 9783956794605

Barry Schwabsky
The Observer Effect
On Contemporary Painting
Edited with an introduction by Rob Colvin, Sherman Sam

In The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting, poet and critic Barry Schwabsky looks at the different directions that painting has taken since the turn of the millennium. He deflates the twentieth-century belief that abstraction and figuration in painting are dichotomous. Instead, Schwabsky argues, they are methods of asking or answering the questions: What is painting? What can painting become in an observer’s encounter with it? This wide-ranging selection of texts emphasizes the coextensive work the viewer brings to painting alongside the artist—the construction of form and meaning.