In my last year of my Masters degree we were required to read Rancière. He undermined the possibility of understanding art when he said of revolution, (rather I should say Rancière having given up all hope of revolution) that Marxists think a revolution or (equality) is always just over the horizon. In this he has… Continue reading Jacques Rancière
“The artist who has understood the truth about the class character of art must explain: in the interests of what class does he create his art? He is obliged to throw overboard all the insignificant theories about how art is above politics, how it exists for itself and is sufficient unto itself, how the artist… Continue reading Voronsky
Richter’s Atlas Micromega runs into hundreds of sheets, of faces, snapshots, mountains, cities, paintings, candles, nudes, landscapes: in short all the material that fed his large scale pieces. But the Atlas Micromega exists also for its own sake: as a testament to what the artist saw, and what he collected, and how he sequenced them. I see a through-line here, from… Continue reading Didi-Huberman
Melanie Lazarow Visual Artist “The Wind Rises shines light on the indelible problematics of segregating politics from aesthetics – which is the prime modus operandi of modern and contemporary art which, impelled to construct something of ‘beauty’, consequently feels it is ‘informed’ and ‘compelled to inform’ us about the world into which those constructs of… Continue reading Problem of separating politics from aesthetics
Jotted notes The Philosophical Disenfrachisement of Art is an articulation of the question whether art is “in itself” or an interpretation of something else. A 1982 reflection on previous writing, he here tries to take his questions further.. He begins with the question of relativity vs relatavism an important question in the philosophy of science,… Continue reading Comments on article by Artur C Danto.