Saturday, 8 January 2011
a-n magazine review of publication Failure by Lisa le Feuvre
I recently won a copy of Failure and with it the opportunity to review the book for A-N Magazine Interface. I became so involved in reading this publication, finding Lisa le Feuvre's topic to be as inseperable from our approach to working and living as (what we perceive to be) our pursuit for success. I advise everyone to read this book and not see the sense in finding some happy medium, it's somewhere between success and failure and it's where the fun happens!
A book with Failure written boldly on the cover is terribly appealing. There is something tantalising about the concept and Lisa le Feuvre has finally granted failure the long overdue recognition in this impressive anthology which ‘establishes failure as a core concern in contemporary cultural production’. Finally we see how involved we are in failure, not just in the recent contemporary art which proudly strives to fail, but in art which has failed throughout history both accidentally and intentionally.