Tag: critical language of art

Contemporary Art – Slave of opposition ?!

I am noting down my thoughts, to release inner pressure, and to reflect on my journey throughout this course (not a statement, rather a verbal image): From all my reading and research I got the deep impression that with increasing self-critique as part of artist’s identity, the avant-garde in all its difference became just a struggle with defining itself. Greenberg…

Performance Art and Installation

Performance and installation art have in common that both are ephemeral forms as a new field of artistic experimentation and interrogation. In opposition to modernist paradigm of art as object as mobile commodity and to find new expression especially with Feminist movemen seeking for a different identity. The commodified art object was replaced by the artist’s action and intervention. Feminist…

Part Five – Exercise 5.2: Barr in Reverse

What would be the significance of reversing the arrows in Barr’s chart? Make two columns – one ‘forwards’ the other ‘back’. List as many relevant concepts as you are able to develop the contrast between the two columns. Feel free to ‘cheat’ with a thesaurus. I have to admit, I had some troubles with understanding and embracing the task of the…

Conceptual Art and Text – and what next

Questions Reading through the course material I got stuck with some questions and non-clear thoughts. I decided for a reading around the topics of conceptual art, minimal art, post-conceptual art and what we or the art world, consider as contemporary art. Some questions (page numbers referring to course material UVC, 2016): How can we differentiate between conceptual art as genre…

Part Five – Exercise 5.1: Kant Summary

Access a summary of Kant’s Critique of Judgement and select three key points that you should then further summarize in approx. 50 words each. www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/kant/section3.html   Key points selected [1] from Critique of Judgement by Immanuel Kant (1790)   1) The Beauty Aesthetic judgements of beauty are based on feeling of pleasure and depend on an interplay of imagination and understanding.…

Remark to Ex 5.1 Kant

In preparation of exercise 5.1 and to provide a very short summary of three key points of Kant’s ‘Critique of Judgment’ (Kritik der Urteilskraft) I need to take note of my approach and concerns: I selected as summary for the exercise the more extensive article by Ginsborg on the Plato Stanford Encyclopedia and took reference to the original German works by…

Tilted Arc, Richard Serra, 1981, sculpture, steel, New York City (destroyed). Photo © 1985 David Aschkenas

Part Five – Exercise 5.0: Danto

Read the first three pages (at least) of Arthur Danto’s essay ‘Works of Art and Mere Real Things’ in his book The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. http://pcnw.org/files/Danto.pdf Then conduct your own ‘thought experiment’ by choosing a picture or object that is, or you can imagine to be, a work of art. Give this ‘work’ three or more different titles, then…