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Art and Its Shadow : Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers - Mario Perniola

Art and Its Shadow

Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers

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Published: 1st May 2004
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Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art.Perniola explores how art - notably in posthumanism, psychotic realism and extreme art - continues to survive despite the hype of the art market and the world of mass communication and reproduction. He argues that the meaning of art in the modern world no longer lies in aesthetic value (above the art work), nor in popular taste (below the art work), but beside the artwork, in the shadow created by both the art establishment and the world of mass communications. In this shadow is what is left out of account by both market and mass media: the difficulty of art, a knowledge that can never be fully revealed, and a new aesthetic future.

Foreword: Perniola's Postmodern Shadowsp. vii
Introductionp. xv
Idiocy and Splendour in Current Artp. 3
The 'shock' of the Realp. 3
Idiocy of Today's Realismp. 5
Splendour of Today's Realismp. 10
Feeling the Differencep. 14
Aesthetics and Differencep. 14
Bliss and Textp. 16
The 'Epoche' and the Neuterp. 17
Two Versions of the 'Sex Appeal' of the Inorganicp. 20
Psychotic Realismp. 21
Toward the Extremely Beautifulp. 24
Warhol and the Postmodernp. 26
The Postmodern Dissensusp. 26
Warhol's Cynicismp. 28
Sexuality, Suffering and Geneticsp. 31
Towards a Philosophical Cinemap. 34
A Visual Philosophy?p. 34
The Library of Images Not Seenp. 35
Is It Fair to Punish Horizontal Collaborators?p. 37
Iconoclastic Undinismp. 40
Deafness and Estrangementp. 42
The Third System of Artp. 44
Art without Aura, Criticism without Theoryp. 44
On the Credibility of Art and the Uniqueness of the Artistp. 44
Beyond the Aura and Mechanical Reproductionp. 46
Modern and Contemporary Paradigmsp. 47
The Heroic-Ironic Role of Art and Philosophyp. 50
Greatness, Justification, Compromisep. 51
Art and Remainderp. 55
Philosophy and the Other Artsp. 55
Situationist's Anti-Art and the Eventp. 55
Conceptual Art and the Non-Identity of Artp. 59
Art as Cryptp. 65
Notesp. 71
Mario Perniola's Books in Englishp. 76
Index of Namesp. 77
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ISBN: 9780826462435
ISBN-10: 082646243X
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 78
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.12  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1