Conceptual Writing As Fanfic

http://www.alienated.net/academic-writing/conceptual-writing-fanfic/

“Conceptual art is a big, complex category, but Alexander Alberro usefully describes it in terms of four major “trajectories”: a deemphasizing of the importance of the artist’s technical skill and the cohesiveness of the final product; an increasing emphasis on the importance of text over images; a shift away from the aesthetically pleasing toward the conveyance of that odd modern invention we call information; and a questioning of how art is “supposed” to be framed, and the notion that there is a “correct” context (like a gallery) in which people are supposed to encounter it (pp. xvi, xvii ). Conceptual writing follows these trajectories because, with a few exceptions, they had been largely ignored by literary writers.”

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