Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique

Stephen Zepke

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652662 | DOI:
Anita Fricek: Contemporary Painting as Institutional Critique

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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

Chapter.  6912 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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