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The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Gordon Graham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book takes as its starting point Max Weber's contention that contemporary Western culture is marked by a ‘disenchantment of the world’ — the loss of spiritual value in the wake of religion's ... More


Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What is at stake for contemporary art in the take up of Deleuze and Guattari's thought? What are the limits and possibilities of this take up? To address these questions, this book presents a series ... More


The Pop Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the nascent collaboration between aesthetics and contemporary art by focusing on the critical reception of the emergence of American Pop art in the early 1960s by four ... More


From Aesthetics to the Abstract Machine: Deleuze, Guattari and Contemporary Art Practice

Simon O’Sullivan

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines contemporary art practice in relation to the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It describes a certain kind of contemporary art practice utilising what might loosely be ... More


The Dewey Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and have often focused on art's treatment of beauty or the autonomy of art, giving rise to an anti-aesthetic stance ... More


Deleuze and Guattari and Contemporary Art

Stephen Zepke and Simon O’Sullivan

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the relevance of Gilles Deleuze's thoughts for contemporary art. This book analyses the relevant works of Deleuze and ... More


Creativity, Contemporary Art, and Critical Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Concludes by paying further attention to the relation between creativity, contemporary art, and critical aesthetics. The discussion moves by way of a critique of Barthes's notion of the text, using ... More


To Be Human is To Humanize: A Radically Empirical Aesthetic

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay about the radical empirical aesthetic view that to be human is to humanize. It contends that modern art creates a revolution in man's view ... More


Installation Art and Performance: A Shared Ontology

Sherri Irvin

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter has three objectives. First, it argues that apprehending an installation artwork is similar to apprehending an artwork for performance: in each case, audiences must recognize a ... More


Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Stephen Zepke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The book analyses recent philosophical discussions of Kant’s theory of the sublime, and the artistic examples these give or provoke, in order to construct a diagram of sublime contemporary art. This ... More


The Salcedo Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the so-called Salcedo Effect—attributed to Doris Salcedo—in relation to aesthetics. Salcedo is a contemporary artist from Columbia who has created contemplative, public, ... More


Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Sjoerd van Tuinen (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Following the recent ‘speculative turn’ in Continental philosophy, the aim of this volume is to propose a ‘counter-discourse’ of speculative approaches to art history. How could today’s materialist, ... More


Abstract Humour, Humorous Abstraction

Robert Garnett

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the issues concerning abstract humour and humorous abstraction. It discusses a particular moment in the London art scene of the early 1990s where a kind of virtual-actual vibe ... More


The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’

Maurizio Lazzarato

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines contemporary art and the practice and anti-dialectical thought of a so-called anartist, suggesting that contemporary art can be considered as constituting a new expanded field ... More


The Sontag Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the so-called Sontag Effect and its positive implications for the regeneration of aesthetics. Susan Sontag's writings since the 1960s are primarily concerned with the ... More


A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Michael Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the motivations for the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and argues that theorists and artists now hunger for a new kind of aesthetics, one better ... More


Contextualizing the Arts: From Originating to Medial Contexts

Rudolf A. Makkreel

in Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249315
eISBN:
9780226249452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249452.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 9 explores various ways – traditional and contemporary – of contextualizing the interpretation of works of art. It is possible like Kant to contextualize the work of art in relation to a ... More


The Heterogenesis of Fleeing

Gerald Raunig

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the heterogenesis of fleeing, focusing on the video installations of Spanish artist and activist Marcelo Expósito. It argues that the insertion of contemporary art into ... More


Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual Art

K. E. Gover

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768692
eISBN:
9780191822056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Art and Authority is a philosophical essay on artistic authority and freedom: its sources, nature, and limits. It draws upon real-world cases and controversies in contemporary visual art and connects ... More


Plato and Platonism on Poetry, Art, and Truth

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Plato’s criticism of contemporary art is not based on aesthetic grounds but is rather drawn from the angle of vision of his own theory of knowledge, which in turn presupposes ... More


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