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England “Ghosts” British Art – a frieze

Richardson, Craig (2015) England “Ghosts” British Art – a frieze. The Drouth (50). pp. 50-67. ISSN 1474-6190

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Abstract

Britishness conveyed through visual art suggests both a spectrum of alliance and an assumption of complicity (with Britishness), which is increasingly untenable in the context of regional political devolution. Untenable because in the field of contemporary British culture means there is always a dominant regional inflection; regional and inter-regional identities often prevail over the national. For many the term Britishness increasingly means not Greatness but Englishness. This essay discusses this through a range of postwar and contemporary exhibitions, critical overviews, characterizations and related political discourse, and visual art practices that develop and contribute to the idea of an explicitly contemporary English Art.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Craig Richardson
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 18:31
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/25346

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