Readings in a rumour of the end of art

Barker, Garry ORCID logoORCID:, Belshaw, Michael, Geldard, Joanna, Miles, Richard and Palin, Tom (2012) Readings in a rumour of the end of art. Workshop Press, Leeds. ISBN 9780956949455


This book is a transcript of a roundtable discussion that took place at Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Arts University) in the summer of 2011. The remit was to respond to two texts that the group had been reading: Jacques Derrida’s Specters of Marx and Eva Geulen’s The End of Art: Readings in a Rumour After Hegel. Common to both texts was the topic of ‘endism’. As Art and Design educationalists, the reading group were reflecting on this as an issue not only for the production and reception of art, but also for its consequences for pedagogy. The Reading groups initially consisted of the following members of staff: Garry Barker, Annette Beaumont, James Beighton, Andrew Broadey, Susan Carter, Joanna Geldard, Andrew Joskowski, Dorothy King, Richard Miles, Madeleine Newman, Tom Palin, Debra Roberts, Marcel Swiboda and Lee Wainright. The final discussion roundtable was led by Michael Belshaw and included Garry Barker, Joanna Geldard, Richard Miles, and Tom Palin. The book contains extended references, biographies of the five authors and an introduction by Michael Belshaw.

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