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Art and contemporaneity

Art and contemporaneity

Ruda, Frank, editor; Völker, Jan, editor

Leading scholars bring theories of aesthetic philosophy to bear on one of the most crucial questions about contemporary art: how do works of art come to exist within and in relation to time? A specific temporality of an artwork emerges from the material and political conditions of its production. But works of art also forge new relationships to time in their reception, which are continually superimposed upon layers of history. With a broad range of perspectives, this book offers a sustained reflection on the relationship between art and time, for those interested in both the theory and practice of contemporary art

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Zurich: Diaphanes, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Frank Ruda and Jan Völker
ISBN: 3037342099, 9783037342091
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 176 pages ; 21 cm
Subject: Time; Contemporary art; Art, Modern.; Art and Design.; Art Philosophy.


  1. Preface   Alexander García Düttman For and Against the ContemporaryAn Examination   Judith Balso "No, nobody could ever call me his contemporary."   Oliver Feltham What is Contemporaneity in Theater? Atomism versus Atavism   Frank Ruda We Are All Hot Girls in a Mental AsylumThe "Hollywood Left" and Contemporary Democracy   Mark Potocnik Fire walk with meCanetti's Auto-da-Fé   Barbara Formis The Urinal and The Syncope   Vladimir Safatle The Exhaustion of the Critical Form as Aesthetic Value   Georg W. Bertram Benjamin and Adorno on Art as Critical Practice   Jan Voelker To end the EndPhilosophy and the Poem in Balidou   Alain Badiou Art and Mathematics   Contributors 

Author note

Frank Ruda is interim professor of philosophy of audiovisual media at Bauhaus University, Weimar, and a visiting lecturer at Bard College Berlin. Jan Voelker is a research associate at the Institute of Fine Arts and Aesthetics at the Berlin University of the Arts and a visiting lecturer at Bard College Berlin.