Parallels Between Art and Language

  • Eve Kalyva


Chapter 2 reviews some of the main conceptual and methodological parallels made between art and language such as expression theory, analytic philosophy, the institutional theory of art, semiotics, discourse analysis and multimodality. It outlines key concepts regarding the category of art, theorisations of the system of art and modes of engaging with the object of art. It aims to bring the wider field of image and text studies into dialogue with art history and theory, highlights the relationship between image and text in its historical development within cultural production, and demonstrates how they participate in communication as a social process. This chapter establishes the interdisciplinary interest of this book, and traces the origin of debates that resurface in the discussion of conceptual art and of image and text relations.


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