Doing artist as doing gender: artist identity troubling in the wake of vocational troubling

[REWRITING AS I RESOLVE MY LARGER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS] There is a trend that visual artists’ who enact an undoing, a troubling, [1] of conventions in their work—whether through materiality, form, process, presentation, subject matter, or theme—also have a writing practice....
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artist as forming in troubling and then being compelled to be about troubling troublings. [got it?]

I find it paradoxically funny that I desire a categorically FIXED definition of troubling from Judith Butler’s texts when all her writings point to the notion that the categorical is inherently complex and unstable. Because identity is unstable and complex what is destabilizing,...
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Doing artist is as doing gender: in the face of chaffing conventions and bending citations

Doing artist as doing gender RESEARCH QUESTIONS Can corollaries of performative constitution and maintenance of gender identity with that of doing artist shed light on the transgenre practices of seminal visual artists, artists who make as well as write? There...
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