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Silvers, Anita, , . Has her(oine’s) time now come?
1990, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (4):365-379.
Added by: Chris Blake-Turner, Contributed by: Christy Mag Uidhir

Abstract: Following suggestions drawn from both analytic and postmodernist sources, I shall advise revisionist artwriters to follow Fou- cault’s caution against conceiving of the artists whose stories are related in arts scholarship as historical persons who originated (that is, were the origins of) their art, and who, consequently, are prior to and separate from it. From this perspective, it is problematic how references to properties external to works of art-properties like gender-function in the kind of artwriting crucial to canonical reform.

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