David Blamey - Specialism


The aim of book is to critically reflect upon the role of specialism in art and society and to understand how the claim of those who seek to transcend the parameters of specialisation contrasts to others whom maintain that deep levels of achievement can only be attained within highly focused methods and forms. It is widely assumed that everyone is interdisciplinary nowadays, that we all work at the intersections of conventional disciplines. But if being flexible, multi-skilled and polymathic are the prerequisites of survival in today's world, why do educators and art marketeers still find it imperative to maintain conditions of production that advocate specialist outcomes? Published by Open Editions (London).

164 pages, 21 x 21.5, soft cover, Open Editions (London).