Art

Key Contemporary Thinkers

Author: Jonathan Vickery,Diarmuid Costello

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857850776

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9491

The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in ideas and theories on art. Art itself has never been so topical, but much recent thinking remains inaccessible and difficult to use. This book assesses the work of those thinkers (including artists) who have had a major impact on making, criticizing and interpreting art since the 1960s. With entries by leading international experts, this book presents a concise, critical appraisal of thinkers and their ideas about art and its place in the wider cultural context. A guide to the key thinkers who shape today's world of art, this book is a vital reference for anyone interested in modern and contemporary art, its history, philosophy and practice.Theodor ADORNO * Roland BARTHES * Georges BATAILLE * Jean BAUDRILLARD * Walter BENJAMIN * JM BERNSTEIN * Pierre BOURDIEU * Nicolas BOURRIAUD * Benjamin BUCHLOH * Daniel BUREN * Judith BUTLER * Noël CARROLL * Stanley CAVELL * TJ CLARK * Arthur C. DANTO * Gilles DELEUZE * Jacques DERRIDA * George DICKIE * Thierry DE DUVE * James ELKINS * Hal FOSTER * Michel FOUCAULT * Michael FRIED * Dan GRAHAM * Clement GREENBERG * Fredric JAMESON * Mike KELLEY * Mary KELLY * Melanie KLEIN * Joseph KOSUTH * Rosalind KRAUSS * Julia KRISTEVA * Barbara KRUGER * Niklas LUHMANN * Jean-François LYOTARD * Maurice MERLEAU-PONTY * WJT MITCHELL * Robert MORRIS * Linda NOCHLIN * Adrian PIPER * Griselda POLLOCK * Robert SMITHSON * Jeff WALL * Albrecht WELLMER * Richard WOLLHEIM

Zwischen Überhöhung und Kritik

Wie Kulturtheoretiker zeitgenössische Kunst interpretieren

Author: Dagmar Danko

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839416280

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 5336

Wie interpretieren Kulturtheoretiker zeitgenössische Kunst? Dagmar Danko geht dieser Frage anhand einer Auseinandersetzung mit den Schriften von Bourdieu, Habermas, Lyotard, Deleuze, Derrida, Luhmann und Baudrillard nach. Erstmals liegt damit eine Analyse ihrer abstrakten Kunsttheorien wie ihrer zahlreichen Betrachtungen und Beschreibungen konkreter, zeitgenössischer Kunstwerke vor. Der innovative kunst- und kultursoziologische Ansatz ermöglicht ein Verständnis des Wechselverhältnisses von Kunst und Theorie und ihres Einflusses auf die Konzeption von Gesellschaft. Eine Arbeit an der Schnittstelle zwischen Soziologie, Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft.

In the Middle

Author: Teong Eng Tan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514494515

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7112

The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, remarked in his book Negotiations that, "Things and thoughts advance or grow out from the middle, and that's where you have to get to work, that's where everything unfolds". This prompts the question: How does an artist get to work in the middle of a process that is continuously becoming? The thesis is an unfolding narrative of the author's attempt to experientially answer the question by way of an art practice, leading to an examination of the issue of freedom: freedom from attachments and freedom to create new possibilities with all for all. The thesis off ers a view: that art practice exploring ways to break free from the bondage of the mind, moments of freedom from oneself is spiritual practice is life practice.

Performing the Body/performing the Text

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415190602

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 492

This book explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking interpretive processes in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices - from body art to minimalism - have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery; by embracing theatricality and performance and exploding the boundaries set by traditional art criticism. The contributors argue that interpretation needs to be recognised as much more dynamic and contingent. Offering its own performance script, and embracing both canonical fine artists such as Manet, De Kooning and Jasper Johns, and performance artists such as Vito Acconci and Gunter Brus, this book offers radical re-readings of art works and points confidently towards new models for understanding art.

Ich ist nicht Gehirn

Philosophie des Geistes für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Markus Gabriel

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371178X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 8147

Gibt es die menschliche Freiheit? Ist unsere gesamte Lebensform nur eine Illusion? Reicht das Vorhandensein eines Gehirns, um ein geistiges Lebewesen zu sein? Von den Naturwissenschaften ausgehend hat sich in den letzten Jahren ein Neurozentrismus herausgebildet, der auf der Annahme basiert, dass Ich gleich Gehirn ist. Markus Gabriel hingegen hegt begründete Zweifel, dass wir uns auf diese Weise selbst erkennen können. Er greift das wissenschaftliche Weltbild an und lädt ein zur Selbstreflexion anhand zentraler Begriffe wie Ich, Bewusstsein oder Freiheit mit Hilfe von Kant, Schopenhauer und Nagel, aber auch Dr. Who, The Walking Dead und Fargo. Mit seinem leidenschaftlichen Plädoyer gegen den Neurozentrismus stellt Markus Gabriel eine neue Verteidigung des freien Willens vor und gibt eine zeitgemäße Anleitung zum philosophischen Nachdenken über uns selbst - mit Verve, Humor und blitz-gescheiten Erkenntnissen.

Aufklärung jetzt

Für Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt. Eine Verteidigung

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 4159

Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates

Systems of Art

Art, History and Systems Theory

Author: Francis Halsall

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110735

Category: Art

Page: 253

View: 3382

Systems theory emerged in the mid-20th century along with related theories such as Cybernetics and Information Theory. Recently it has included Complexity Theory, Chaos Theory and Social Systems Theory. Systems theory understands phenomena in terms of the systems of which they are part. This book is about a systems theoretical approach to thinking about art. It examines what it means to look to systems theory both for its implications for artistic practice and as a theory of art. This publication provides a sustained discussion on the application of systems theory to an account of art.

Deleuze Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: Damian Sutton,David Martin-Jones

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857719114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 7590

Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who ‘think in images’. Contemporary Thinkers Reframed instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas. Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to practitioners an students right across the visual arts. Deleuze disdains easy answers. Yet easy answers to Deleuze are what students need. Without reducing Deleuze’s complex body of thought to simplistic solutions, this very contemporary guide leads the reader into the world of Deleuze’s spiralling thought through concrete examples from art, film, TV and even computer games. From 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'The Cell' to 'Pac Man' and 'Doom' and from the work of 'Robert Mapplethorpe', 'Coco Fusco' and 'Rachel Whiteread' to 'Lost' and 'Doctor Who', this easily digestible introduction looks at the key ideas promoted by Deleuze, both in his own work and in his notoriously difficult collaborations with Felix Guattari, to make them both fresh and relevant to the visual arts today.

A Companion to American Art

Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542495

Category: Art

Page: 680

View: 6721

A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship

Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers

From Structuralism to Postmodernity

Author: John Lechte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134905629

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 7010

Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers surveys the most important figures who have influenced post-war thought. The reader is guided through structuralism, semiotics, post-Marxism and Annales history, on to modernity and postmodernity. With its comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information, this book provides a vital reference work of the last fifty years.

Gilles Deleuze

The Intensive Reduction

Author: Constantin V. Boundas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441129987

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4696

Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction brings together eighteen essays written by an internationally acclaimed team of scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of the work of Gilles Deleuze, one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. Each essay addresses a central issue in Deleuze's philosophy (and that of his regular co-author, Félix Guattari) that remains to this day controversial and unsettled. Since Deleuze's death in 1994, the technical aspects of his philosophy have been largely neglected. These essays address that gap in the existing scholarship by focusing on his contribution to philosophy. Each contributor advances the discussion of a contested point in the philosophy of Deleuze to shed new light on as yet poorly-understood problems and to stimulate new and vigorous exchanges regarding his relationship to philosophy, schizoanlysis, his aesthetic, ethical and political thought. Together, the essays in this volume make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of Deleuze's philosophy.

Der tägliche Stoiker

366 nachdenkliche Betrachtungen über Weisheit, Beharrlichkeit und Lebensstil

Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920717

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 657

Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Lacan Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: Steven Z. Levine

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857720341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 1080

Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who ‘think in images’. Contemporary Thinkers Reframed instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas. Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to practitioners an students right across the visual arts. Single-handedly responsible for the influential and ominous notion of ‘the gaze’, quoted by everybody yet fully understood by few, Lacan’s work can be difficult to grasp. Going back to basics, this introduction guides the reader through Lacan’s key concepts by looking at art from the Mona Lisa through to Bridget Riley’s paintings, and by looking afresh at key works discussed by Lacan himself, from Holbein’s famous 'The Ambassadors' to Velazquez’s 'Las Meninas'. Making sense of Lacan’s sometimes convoluted style, this highly readable introduction to one of the most frequently quoted thinkers also explores the reasons why human beings make - and look at - art.

Die Kunst der Revolte

Snowden, Assange, Manning

Author: Geoffroy de Lagasnerie

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744348

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

View: 7356

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange und Chelsea Manning sind entscheidende Akteure in den zentralen Auseinandersetzungen unseres Internetzeitalters um Freiheit und Überwachung, Geheimdienste, Krieg und Terrorismus. Für den jungen französischen Philosophen Geoffroy de Lagasnerie sind sie aber noch mehr als das: Sie sind »exemplarische Figuren« einer neuen Kunst der Revolte, einer neuen Form des politischen Handelns und Subjektseins. Sein scharfsinniger Essay trifft ins Herz der Gegenwart. Das Prinzip der Anonymität, wie es WikiLeaks, aber auch die Hackergruppe Anonymous praktizieren, und die Gesten der Flucht und des Exils von Snowden und Assange brechen mit den traditionellen Formen des zivilen Ungehorsams. Sie fordern uns dazu auf, die demokratische Öffentlichkeit und den politischen Raum neu zu denken: Was bedeutet es heute, politisch das Wort zu ergreifen, ein Bürger, ein Teil eines Kollektivs zu sein? Mit ihren Aktionen formulieren diese Internetaktivisten und Hacker für de Lagasnerie nicht weniger als eine neue kritische Theorie und entwerfen ein Ideal der Emanzipation in pluralen, heterogenen und flüchtigen Gemeinschaften.

Adorno Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: Geoff Boucher

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848859473

Category: Art

Page: 163

View: 6808

Dismissed as a miserable elitist who condemned popular culture in the name of 'high art', Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969) is one of the most provocative and important yet least understood of contemporary thinkers. This book challenges this popular image and re-examines Adorno as a utopian philosopher who believed authentic art could save the world.Adorno Reframed is not only a comprehensive introduction to the reader coming to Adorno for the first time, but also an important re-evaluation of this founder of the Frankfurt School. Using a wealth of concrete illustrations from popular culture, Geoffrey Boucher recasts Adorno as a revolutionary whose subversive irony and profoundly historical aesthetics defended the integrity of the individual against social totality.

Derrida Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: K. Malcolm Richards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857718908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 9204

Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who ‘think in images’. Contemporary Thinkers Reframed instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas. Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to practitioners an students right across the visual arts. ‘Deconstruction’ is touted in every visual area from architecture to fashion, yet few really understand what Derrida’s notorious concept means, much less his elusive idea of ‘différance’. In fact Derrida’s work can seem almost impenetrable. This guide explains Derrida’s key concepts through examples from across the whole spectrum of the arts, looking at the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi and Daniel Libeskind, fashion designers such as Ann Demeulemeister and at the work of artists as varied as Kara Walker, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Rachel Whiteread and Jeff Wall. Showing what Derrida’s work really ‘means’ in practice, this short guide makes this thinker’s complex work accessible to a wider public.

Heidegger Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: Barbara Bolt

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845116798

Category: Art

Page: 189

View: 431

It is frequently commented that Heidegger writes impenetrable texts that are difficult to read and comprehend, but he also, as Barbara Bolt demonstrates in this clear, original guide to his oeuvre, provides an "artists' guide to the world." Heidegger Reframed grounds Heidegger's writings in the critical questions confronting contemporary visual artists and students of art. Barbara Bolt takes the most relevant of his texts, including his most famous work, Being and Time, and sets out ways of thinking about art in a post-medium, digital, technocratic, and post-human age. She does so through the frame of works by international artists, including Sophie Calle, Anish Kapoor, and Anselm Keifer. A glossary of terms completes this full and clear companion to Heidegger.

Time, Memory, Consciousness and the Cinema Experience

Revisiting Ideas on Matter and Spirit

Author: Martha Blassnigg

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042026413

Category: Consciousness

Page: 254

View: 3566

In this book cinema spectators are presented as 'observing participants', that is, agents who take part in their own perceptual processes. It takes experience into the centre of its investigation to propose the spectators' active participation. It applies this to understanding cinema, from its outset, as a philosophical "dispositif." To this end, the book explores crucial interconnections between the various constituencies that shaped moving image technologies and their reception at the nexus of science, art and popular culture at the end of the 19th century and some of the prevailing concerns about time, movement, memory and consciousness. It discusses in particular the interrelations between the works by the philosopher Henri Bergson, the physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey and the art-historian Aby Warburg's intervention with the "Mnemosyne Atlas." Bergson's main themes germane to these concerns are discussed in detail in order to show how, during the perceptual processes, the seemingly contradictory tendencies of the mind - intellect and intuition - can help us understand the so-called 'spiritual' dimension of the emerging cinema from the perspective of the spectators' cognitive engagement. This perspective invites us to include the experiential qualities of mental processes, such as the interaction between affect, thought and action and the interrelation between memory, perception and consciousness in the study of audio-visual media and elsewhere.