research questions

Lucas Samaras – Why are you making art? So that I can forget my separateness from everything else. Kathy – BUT WHY ARE YOU WRITING?

Kathy–But why are you writing? Does it expose your unseparateness from everything else? Link you to a state of belonging? Or just further acknowledgement of detached states of being? Why are you writing? Why do so many of us, visual...
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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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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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My suspicion is that visual artists’ writing, like expressive-experimental writing, has some form of psychological resilience and/or realization function.

Thinking… BIG PICTURE: My research revolves around a pattern in which visual artists who are seminal (maintain a lifelong making practice, are prolific and are recognized in the art world) also tend to have a writing practice. My suspicion is...
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subjugate that!
first scholarly neophyte research question to pursue relative to my dissertation interests

RESEARCH QUESTION: Are contemporary female visual artists using self subjugating language? —-end of requested—- Language sampling source and narrowing the playing field: Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz’s text, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings, 2nd...
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