Short treatise on art

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Martin, S. 2011. Short treatise on art. in: Avanessian, A. and Skrebowski, L. (ed.) Aesthetics and contemporary art Berlin Sternberg Press.
Chapter titleShort treatise on art
AuthorsMartin, S.
Abstract

This text is an attempt to address a set of fundamental terms that articulate art's relation to capitalism, both its identity and contradiction. These terms – namely, work, life, death – each present a dialectical form through which art can be identified or opposed to capitalism; for instance, the relation of work to artwork, to alienated work, and to unalienated work. The resulting text is an original attempt to articulate this dialectical logic of art in the most fundamental and precise terms. The text derives from a number of papers or talks, but its origins lie in a contribution to the 'Aesthetics and Contemporary Art' conference held at Middlesex University in March 2008 - a collaboration between the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, at Middlesex University, and Research Centre for 'Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits', at Free University, Berlin. The book, Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, 2011), is effectively a publication of the proceedings from this conference.

Research GroupVisual Culture and Curating cluster
Book titleAesthetics and contemporary art
EditorsAvanessian, A. and Skrebowski, L.
PublisherSternberg Press
Place of publicationBerlin
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Hardcover9781934105528
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Print2011
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Deposited12 Aug 2013
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.sternberg-press.com/index.php?pageId=1316&bookId=211&l=en
LanguageEnglish
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