Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and how emotion circulates in and around art. Throughout, she gives readers welcoming points of entry into artworks that they may at first find off-putting or confrontational. Doyle offers new insight into how the discourse of controversy serves to shut down discussion about this side of contemporary art practice, and counters with a critical language that allows the reader to accept emotional intensity in order to learn from it.
About Jennifer DoyleSee more books from this Author
Those not already well-versed in art criticism can still digest Doyle's analyses and reach their own conclusions, even though the works she discusses tend to slip away from hard and fast conclusions, which contributes to their inherent difficulty, but nevertheless makes the endeavor worthwhile.Read Full Review of Hold It Against Me: Difficult... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly