Moyra Derby has new writing published in JOLMA

The Productive Inadequacy of Image for Contemporary Painting

Moyra Derby, Senior Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury, has new writing published in JOLMA, The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts. The article considers the productive inadequacy of image for contemporary painting.  The mutability of image is tested against the material, spatial and durational conditions of painting, and the attentional attachments it might mobilize through an examination of the working methods of Beth Harland, Jacqueline Humphries and R.H.Quaytman, Included in a special issue on Images: A debate between philosophy and visual studies with keynote texts from George Didi-Huberman and Jesse Prinz, ‘The Productive Inadequacy of Image for Contemporary Painting’ positions painting not as image but as a processor of image information, able to prompt an image response, A resistance to image is framed by the art historical and philosophical legacy of image expectations and preclusions that each artist feels compelled to work against, and the expanding opticality of our contemporary social, cultural and economic interactions.

JOLMA investigates topics positioned between Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Art. Published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, supported by an active research group at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari University, in Venice.

The journal edition can be accessed here:

And a direct link to Moyra’s article is here: