Productive Failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian by Alpesh Kantilal Patel PDF

Productive Failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian by Alpesh Kantilal Patel PDF

By Alpesh Kantilal Patel

This monograph units out to put in writing new transnational South Asian paintings histories - to make obvious histories of works of art that stay marginalised in the self-discipline of artwork background. despite the fact that, this is often performed via a planned 'productive failure' - in particular, through no longer upholding the strictly genealogical strategy that's usually assumed for South Asian paintings histories. for example, one bankruptcy explores the summary paintings of Cy Twombly and Natvar Bhavsar. I study 'whiteness', the invisible flooring upon which racialized paintings histories frequently pivot, as a fraught but efficient web site for writing paintings history. This booklet additionally offers unique observation on how queer idea can deconstruct and supply new techniques for writing paintings history. As the publication progresses, artwork historic 'writing' contains a variety of practice-led varieties, reminiscent of curating exhibitions or my affective engagement with visible tradition. total, I recommend tools for producing artwork background that recognize the complicated internet of things during which paintings background is produced and the various types of knowledge-production we would count number as artwork history.

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