The Artist as Public Intellectual

The Artist as Public Intellectual

by Rosalyn Deutsche, Thomas Hirschhorn, Barbara Kruger, Chantal Mouffe
     
 

In reading all the theoretical contributions to this book, an essentially common idea of the social can be observed which is of fundamental importance for a new definition of artistic production: a process-related order of institutionalized actions, including the linguistic actions to which individuals are exposed. For here, in the repetition of such… See more details below

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In reading all the theoretical contributions to this book, an essentially common idea of the social can be observed which is of fundamental importance for a new definition of artistic production: a process-related order of institutionalized actions, including the linguistic actions to which individuals are exposed. For here, in the repetition of such institutionalized acts, is where subjects first emerge at all. Objects, whether they be objects of everyday use or whole architectures, are like moulds which provide for the institutionalization of actions. The artist emerges as a social figure, as the product of a society and the agent of political interests. From this point of view, the status of objects, the status of the “work” is not the expression of a circumscribed meaning, but the instrument of forming a subject. The opposition of theory and practice becomes obsolete. Subject and object are meaning written into actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783851601176
Publisher:
Schlebrugge Editor
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
Publications of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
771,180
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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