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November 20, 2012

1993: The Optical Unconscious

Antoinette Goodwin reviewed Rosalind Krauss’ The Optical Unconscious in the Journal of Religion and Health (Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1996). The following is an excerpt from the review.

“Rosalind Krauss’ The Optical Unconscious is a gentle but powerful, casual but elegant, playful but businesslike reexamination of modernism and modern art. In it Krauss addresses the claims of the sacred in the field of art and thereby broadens her own definition from that of art historian to avant-garde artist. This is to say that the work itself is transgressive and code-breaking even as it maintains an ongoing tension between the conscious and unconscious, the visible and the invisible, the logical and the mysterious.”


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