Originally published in 2010, reprinted with minor changes 2013.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction / Anne Ring Petersen -- Painting in the common culture. "Contemporary", "common", "context", criticism" painting after the end of postmodernism / Jonathan Harris Pittura/Immedia painting in the nineties between mediated visuality and visuality in context -- Rethinking the ontology of painting. Object or project? a critic's reflections on the ontology of painting / Barry Schwabsky Painting ontology and experience / Stephen Melville -- The expanded field. The poise of the head und die anderen folgen / Katharina Grosse Painting spaces / Anne Ring Peterson -- Painting and the question of gender-specificity. Claims for a feminist politics in painting / Katy Deepwell Matter and meaning "the slime of painting" / Rune Gade -- Painting, institutions, market. The longing for order painting as the gatekeeper of harmony / Gitte Ørskou YBA Saatchi? from shark sensation to pastoral painting / Chin-tao Wu.