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Lucy Watson

MA work

MA work

On Not Understanding

An essay on the problem of the conveyance of understanding in contemporary and modern culture — exploring how finding meaning in art has been theorised both by writers and artists, and the ways in which artists can prevent, distort or delay understanding. And — subsequently — how not understanding something is not always a failure of understanding.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2015

  • Exhibitions

  • BA (Hons) English Literature & History of Art, University of York, 2012
  • Publications

  • 'Other Men's Suits', Arc 18, 2014; 'On Exhibition Road', Albertopolis Companion, Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2015; 'Sound', Writing Turner Contemporary, Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2014