Friday, August 9, 2013

On Reading Postscript: The Mockler Blog

 Some thoughts on Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art at The Power Plant

"Most recently conceptual writing has come under attack by various factions of the literary community, and there is a pervasive for and against attitude when it comes to contemporary discourse on avant-garde writing. Part of this reaction stems from the fact that conceptual writing critiques traditional notions of literary writing—from how it is generated to what constitutes a literary work—and this seems to really hit a nerve. While the discussion may be lively, we actually don’t have to look at conceptual and literary writing from an either/or point of view. It’s possible to see that both genres have value for different reasons and to see conceptualism (in it’s various manifestations and approaches) as another tool in the writer’s toolbox as it has come to be seen in the art world."

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