This site accompanies the exhibition Position and Imposition: MCAD Faculty Responds to Politics at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. It is a forum for MCAD's Liberal Arts faculty to recommend books, films, and other cultural artifacts that contribute to the dialogue surrounding the exhibition. We invite you to comment on the books, the work in the exhibition, and address how they are part of a larger conversation about art, politics, and society.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lightsey Darst

In Search of the Authentic Other: The Poetry of Araki Yasusada by Marjorie Perloff

I'm more interested in the politics OF art than politics IN art. When you choose a way to imagine, make, or present art, you're making a political choice -- and once you realize this, all kinds of new possibilities open before you. This article raises some important questions about authorship and authenticity: in what ways may authors present themselves? whose stories can we use, and how? does authenticity or lack thereof change the value of the work--and if so, how?

[[ Lightsey Darst is in her fourth year of teaching at MCAD. Outside school, she writes dance criticism--for and Mpls-St Paul Magazine--and poetry--for which she received a 2007 NEA Fellowship.]]

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