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Art and Contemporaneity

Art is often said to be timeless, but specific works of art always take place within time and maintain a dynamic balance between their conditions of production and reception.
Art and Contemporaneity features contributions from leading scholars, including Alain Badiou and Alexander García Düttmann, who bring theories of aesthetic philosophy to bear on one of the most crucial questions about contemporary art: how do works of art come to exist within and in relation to time? A specific temporality of an artwork emerges from the material and political conditions of its production. But works of art also forge new relationships to time in their reception, which are continually superimposed upon layers of history. With a broad range of perspectives, Art and Contemporaneity offers a sustained reflection on the relationship between art and time, and it will appeal to those interested in both the theory and practice of contemporary art.

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies

Philosophy: General Philosophy


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Table of Contents

Alexander García Düttman
For and Against the Contemporary
An Examination
Judith Balso
"No, nobody could ever call me his contemporary."
Oliver Feltham
What is Contemporaneity in Theater? Atomism versus Atavism
Frank Ruda
We Are All Hot Girls in a Mental Asylum
The "Hollywood Left" and Contemporary Democracy
Mark Potocnik
Fire walk with me
Canetti’s Auto-da-Fé
Barbara Formis
The Urinal and The Syncope
Vladimir Safatle
The Exhaustion of the Critical Form as Aesthetic Value
Georg W. Bertram
Benjamin and Adorno on Art as Critical Practice
Jan Voelker
To end the End
Philosophy and the Poem in Balidou
Alain Badiou
Art and Mathematics

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