Illegible echoes : Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the artist-spy
McNamara, Andrew E. (2008) Illegible echoes : Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the artist-spy. Image & Narrative, 2(22), on-line.
Art leaves a mark, so thought Felix Gonzalez-Torres, but what kind of mark? Gonzalez-Torres aimed to revitalize this age-old quest within the visual arts by challenging it. He sought to achieve his aims by fabricating a permeable monument; by highlighting the issue of legacies in art; and by contaminating aesthetics with social and autobiographical allusions, while rejecting any direct correspondence between art and life. The following analysis examines key critical assessments of Gonzalez-Torres’s own legacy, but ultimately it shows how Gonzalez-Torres sought to fulfill his critical and artistic ambitions by forging a new attitude to memory in art. He assumed the stance of an artist-spy in order to forge an apprehensive approach to remembrance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||contemporary art, relational aesthetics, historical memory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > ART THEORY AND CRITICISM (190100)|
|Divisions:||Past > Disciplines > Art & Design|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||27 Mar 2009 13:28|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:51|
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