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The In-Between: Constructing Situations of Interpretation


Newitt, J, The In-Between: Constructing Situations of Interpretation, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools 2005 Conference: Artists, Designers & Creative Communities, September 28-30, 2005, Perth, WA, pp. 22. (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Artists today are becoming less interested in the representation of the image, or creation of the object. Instead they are re-considering the potential for the artwork to unfold, revealing itself as a series of events, stories or experiences to be lived in, interpreted and used. The questions artists are asking no longer focus on the self-referential quest of ‘what is art?’ instead they are asking, ‘where is art?’ Questions about the relationship between the work and the social, political and geographical situation in which it exists are all under new interrogation. Within his presentation James Newitt will speak about his own practice from the perspective of working as a graphic designer, where he focused on interpretation design and the presentation of information, to his more recent practice of constructing new interpretive experience. As well as using his own work to exemplify his argument, Newitt will survey a number of significant works by artists who work in the spaces in-between art, society and place.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Other creative arts and writing
Research Field:Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Newitt, J (Dr James Newitt)
ID Code:74765
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-12-13
Last Modified:2014-08-14
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