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Platform Papers 61: Criticism, Performance and the Need for Conversation

Platform Papers 61: Criticism, Performance and the Need for Conversation

by Alison Croggon

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/11/2019

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In this paper Alison Croggon, one of Australia's most insightful cultural critics, looks back from the days when the daily broadsheet newspapers were unrivalled in authority, to the collapse of the print media and opening of a free market for digital public opinion. The dramatic downsizing of the Fairfax empire's Sydney Morning Herald and The Age hit arts journalism badly and coincided with the rise of arts oriented websites across Australia. Croggon sees the demise of the old criticism as a loss of power and received wisdom but also an opportunity to engage artists, critics and audiences in conversations of global collaboration and reference. With this breakdown of institutional criticism, which, she says, had latterly focussed on art as a commodity, came the opportunity rethink our assumptions about what critical responses to art might be. It has offered a chance to open the door to new ways of thinking, a way of enriching both the communities around art and the process of making art itself.
ISBN:
9780648426547
9780648426547
Category:
The arts: general issues
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2019
Publisher:
Currency Press Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
70
Dimensions (mm):
210x137x3mm
Weight:
0.1kg
Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor. She is also the author of Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights; and The River and the Book, which was endorsed by Amnesty International. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively, and she has written widely for theatre, with her plays and opera libretti having been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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