Lucas Colby has killed the man responsible for his life of lies and the murder of his father. He must run to protect himself and believes finding one true love will free him from his life of betrayal. A chance meeting with the perfect woman changes his life but not his ways. He falls deep into despair as his only true love leaves him. He believes he has learned his lesson becoming a new version of himself and falls in love again, only to be left alone again. Now it is time for new love, and this time the heart doesn’t lie as it becomes the truth that helps him survive.
Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction
Author: Pamela Fraser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Critique has long been a central concept within art practice and theory. Since the emergence of Conceptual Art, artists have been expected by critics, curators, and art school faculty to focus their work on exposing and debunking ideologies of power and domination. Recently, however, the effectiveness of cultural critique has come into question. The appearance of concepts such as the "speculative," the "reparative," and the "constructive" suggests an emerging postcritical paradigm. Beyond Critique takes stock of the current discourse around this issue. With some calling for a renewed criticality and others rejecting the model entirely, the book's contributors explore a variety of new and recently reclaimed criteria for contemporary art and its pedagogy. Some propose turning toward affect and affirmation; others seek to reclaim such allegedly discredited concepts as intimacy, tenderness, and spirituality. With contributions from artists, critics, curators and historians, this book provides new ways of thinking about the historical role of critique while also exploring a wide range of alternative methods and aspirations. Beyond Critique will be a crucial tool for students and instructors who are seeking to think and work beyond the critical.