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Art & Its Shadow / Edition 1

Art & Its Shadow / Edition 1

by Mario Perniola
     
 

ISBN-10: 082646243X

ISBN-13: 9780826462435

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art.Perniola explores how art - notably in

Overview

Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art.Perniola explores how art - notably in posthumanism, psychotic realism and extreme art - continues to survive despite the hype of the art market and the world of mass communication and reproduction. He argues that the meaning of art in the modern world no longer lies in aesthetic value (above the art work), nor in popular taste (below the art work), but beside the artwork, in the shadow created by both the art establishment and the world of mass communications. In this shadow is what is left out of account by both market and mass media: the difficulty of art, a knowledge that can never be fully revealed, and a new aesthetic future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826462435
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
ACET Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Perniola's Postmodern Shadowsvii
Introductionxv
1Idiocy and Splendour in Current Art3
1The 'shock' of the Real3
2Idiocy of Today's Realism5
3Splendour of Today's Realism10
2Feeling the Difference14
1Aesthetics and Difference14
2Bliss and Text16
3The 'Epoche' and the Neuter17
4Two Versions of the 'Sex Appeal' of the Inorganic20
5Psychotic Realism21
6Toward the Extremely Beautiful24
3Warhol and the Postmodern26
1The Postmodern Dissensus26
2Warhol's Cynicism28
3Sexuality, Suffering and Genetics31
4Towards a Philosophical Cinema34
1A Visual Philosophy?34
2The Library of Images Not Seen35
3Is It Fair to Punish Horizontal Collaborators?37
4Iconoclastic Undinism40
5Deafness and Estrangement42
5The Third System of Art44
1Art without Aura, Criticism without Theory44
2On the Credibility of Art and the Uniqueness of the Artist44
3Beyond the Aura and Mechanical Reproduction46
4Modern and Contemporary Paradigms47
5The Heroic-Ironic Role of Art and Philosophy50
6Greatness, Justification, Compromise51
6Art and Remainder55
1Philosophy and the Other Arts55
2Situationist's Anti-Art and the Event55
3Conceptual Art and the Non-Identity of Art59
4Art as Crypt65
Notes71
Mario Perniola's Books in English76
Index of Names77

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