Art and Autonomy

Past, Present, Future

Sebastian Olma

 
 

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 9.25

ISBN: 9789080179394, 112 blz., June 2018, Engels
Formaat: 17.1 (h) x 11.5 (b) x 1.0 (d) cm. Gewicht: 140 gram.

Uitgever: V2_ Publishing

beschrijving

What does it mean to speak of artistic autonomy at a time when art is fully commercialised and aesthetics has become the guiding principle of economic production and policymaking? This book by Sebastian Olma takes a fresh look at this question by summoning three heroes of the aesthetic revolution to confront the challenges faced by artistic practice today. Turning Kant into a campaigner for the Anthropocene, Schiller into a creative entrepreneur, and Schelling into a political activist, Olma lays the groundwork for a critique that identifies “the contemporary” itself as contemporary art’s greatest challenge in the struggle to reinvent its autonomy and regain its relevance to society.

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