Houses in motion...

Paterson, D. (2012) Houses in motion... In: Domke, G. and Myles, S. (eds.) Scott Myles: This Production. Dundee Contemporary Arts: Dundee, pp. 39-45. ISBN 9780955876967

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In this essay I argue that Scott Myles's practice can be understood as a reworking of certain key paradigms associated with postmodernism, including an interest in ruins identified by Craig Owens as a symptom of postmodernism's return to allegory. Myles's transformation of these paradigms is read in relation to the gift economy at work is his appropriation of works by other artists (especially Felix Gonzalez-Torres) and via the allegory of the construction site set out by Walter Benjamin in 'One-Way Street'.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Dr Dominic
Authors: Paterson, D.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Publisher:Dundee Contemporary Arts

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