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Estetika ambiguity

Estetika ambiguity

[Aesthetics of ambiguity]

Bierhanzl, Jan

subjects: philosophy, aesthetics
series: Contemporary Thought

e-book, 1. edition
published: january 2022
ISBN: 978-80-246-5077-7
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Remaining in ambiguity is at the root of how we experience art works. The ambiguity is inherent in the genre and content, in the movement between the philosophical questioning and artistic expression, in the tension between the aesthetic stances focusing on the beautiful and stances ethical and political. In different chapters devoted to Adriena Šimotová’s works, atonal music or contemporary political video art, Bierhanzl utilizes principal motifs of aesthetic and philosophical essays by Levinas, Barthes, and Foucault to show the works of art as reflective of the existing situation as well as creating a new, purely aesthetic reality, non-reducible to historical and social purpose.

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