Dr James Hellings

Institution

Reading

Subject

Visual Arts: Fine Art History, Theory and Practice

Broad Key Words

art

Specialist Key Words

Marxian-inflected histories and theories of modern and contemporary art, focusing on the work of Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Jacques Rancière, the politics/poetics of aesthetics (Kant, Hegel, and Giorgio Agamben); the Frankfurt School; psychoanalytic theories of art and film; practices and theories of the avant-garde, the neo-avant-garde, social practice; alternative or resistant forms of popular culture; thinking newness, and contemporaneity in the arts.

Methodologies/Approaches

Interdisciplinarity of art and theory through research and teaching

SWW2 Theme Alignment

Visual and textual aesthetics and materialities

SWW2 Method Alignment


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