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Coloring Book Dialectic

Criticism discussion Modern versus Post Modern in a collection of essays organized by AICA (International Association of Art Critics), Taiwan divison after an internationl conference.

We each see the world through a different colored lens. There is no one single moment to portray, there is no one single perspective, and there is no one methodology of criticism. The thesis of the Modern paradigm is hierarchical, Euro-centric and restrictive, forcing art historians and critics to work as if within the lines of a coloring book. The anti-thesis of the Postmodern construct promotes diversity and a sociological perspective. A synthesis or inter-disciplinary approach can allow the totality of the art to inform the criticism and influence the institutions that continue to preach the Modernist approach. 

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