A new reading of the relationship between art and the "question of style", in a social perspective.
While style has all but disappeared from art historical and art critical discourse, artistic practice in the last decades has increasingly focused on the stylistics of the social environment – the way in which every aspect of life is emphatically formed, designed, and stylized.
In On the Style Site. Art, Sociality, and Media Culture, Ina Blom argues that this development calls for a new reading of the relationship between art and the "question of style", one that approaches style not just as an art historical tool or method of explanation but as a social site in which the relations between appearance and social identity are negotiated.
Born in Oslo in 1961, Ina Blom is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. She has written extensively on modern and contemporary art and is also active as an art critic.