Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art: SoCCAS Symposium Vol. IV by John WelchmanBlack Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art: SoCCAS Symposium Vol. IV by John Welchman

Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art: SoCCAS Symposium Vol. IV

EditorJohn WelchmanText bySimon Critchley, Jessica Chalmers

Paperback | October 31, 2010

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Black Sphinx collects 12 essays on comedy in contemporary art by leading philosophers, art historians and theorists. Philosopher Simon Critchley and art historian Janet Whitmore consider the origins of comedic genres and survey some of the key theoretical articulations of laughter and wit, by Freud, Bergson and others; John C. Welchman focuses on John Baldessari, a touchstone for the revival of humor in art in the 1960s; performer, playwright and former V-Girl Jessica Chalmers and writer and curator Jo Anna Issak, discuss the relation between comedy and gender; finally, artist and writer David Robbins reports on his decade-long investigation into the comedic properties of objects, while video and performance artist Michael Smith reflects on his hilariously awkward and regressive journeys with his alter persona "Mike." Black Sphinx is based on the fourth Southern California Consortium of Art Schools symposium, held at the Hammer Museum.
English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987. Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions and was the Director of the Centre fo...
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Title:Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art: SoCCAS Symposium Vol. IVFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:October 31, 2010Publisher:JRP|RingierLanguage:English

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