Art and Theory After Socialism
Historical circumstances made them uncritically receptive to the transcendental and abstract universal narratives of globalization. As Boris Groys points out, within the post- 40 | art and theory after socialism socialist condition, being anti-capitalist means being anti-contemporary art (Groys in IRWIN 2006: 405). Unlike in the West where contemporary art often reflects upon the limitations of modernization and offers a critical commentary on the expansionism of the West, in the.
Cadillac and Led Zeppelin, though quite different, were perceived as being the same for Soviet avant-garde artist in a sense of being ‘non-Soviet’ dreams. An interesting parallel can be drawn between the 3rd Floor and the Independent Group formed in the immediate post-war period in Britain. British pop artists endorsed what Alloway dubbed as an ‘aesthetics of plenty’. However, as David Hopkins puts it (and this, in a sense, can be true for the 3rd Floor, as well): …the IG openly celebrated.
Originally thought and made in the eighteenth century is a ‘quasi-architecture’, a step back in history. It is impossible to recover the character imprinted in an object by time. Time and only time can determine the density of history. All the rest is superficial reinvention. other landscapes (for weimar, goethe and schiller) | 91 Figure 1. (Above) 1946. Ruins of the Frauenkirche after World War II, dome of the Dresdener Kunstakademie in the background. Ewald Gnilka, 1946. Photo archive of.
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Any knowledge (or facts) to the understanding of the nature or function of art. And nor does it comment on whether or not the objects analyzed are even works of art, in that formalist critics always by-pass the conceptual element in works of art. Exactly why they don’t comment on the conceptual element in works of art is precisely because formalist art is only art by virtue of its resemblance to earlier works of art (Kosuth in Harrison and Wood 2003: 855). Nevertheless Kosuth’s Conceptualism does.