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Deleuze and Contemporary Art$
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Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638376

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.001.0001

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Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique

Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique

(p.63) Chapter 4 Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique
Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Stephen Zepke

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explores the work of Anita Fricek as a critical practice in Friedrich Nietzsche's sense, one that uses painting to re-value the institutionalised forces-sensations circulating in the semio-economy. It argues that this notion extends Gilles Deleuze's rejection of Immanuel Kant's transcendental conditions of possible experience to Clement Greenberg's account of modernist abstraction, and develops a painted sensation whose real conditions go beyond the aesthetic to become directly political. The chapter suggests that Fricek's work expresses and constructs the vitality of content and finds a way in which photographic representations and the regulation and equalisation of sensation they produce can be critically evaluated and transformed.

Keywords:   Anita Fricek, Friedrich Nietzsche, painting, semio-economy, Gilles Deleuze, Immanuel Kant, Clement Greenberg, modernist abstraction, painted sensation

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