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Where Does that Leave the Introverts? A Critique of Modernist Art Theory from a Jungian Perspective

Reiber, Bettina (2005) Where Does that Leave the Introverts? A Critique of Modernist Art Theory from a Jungian Perspective. Harvest, International Journal for Jungian Studies (Special Issue: Art and Image), 51 (2). pp. 124-143. ISSN 0266-4771

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Reiber, Bettina

This issue of the journal 'Harvest' demonstrates how Jungian analytic psychology can provide insights, methods and forms of expression to various academic disciplines interested in art and the image.

It is well known that Greenberg’s aesthetics is ubiquitously used as a counterpoint to a more conceptual or anti-aesthetic position in contemporary art criticism. However, in this article, I address a fundamental 'similarity' between this seeming divide by using the Jungian distinction between ‘extraversion’ and ‘introversion’ to shed light on the one-sidedness of this aesthetic/anti-aesthetic debate. By revealing this one-sidedness, I am able to posit how contemporary art theory inadvertently and inevitably marginalizes, a large part of the art audience. I seek to demonstrate this imbalance in art theory so that a more inclusive art critical debate can be established.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: International Association for Jungian Studies
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 1 January 2005
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 14:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 11:33
Item ID: 1163
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1163

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