on synchronisity of art and culture, technology and environment

primacy of the art object

without comments

Between Art and Anarchism

The similarities between the avant-garde and anarchism extend beyond their similar “shock and rupture” tactics; political theorists and art historians alike have declared both to be failed movements. In the avant-garde movement, this failure arises from a paradoxical hierarchy encased in the primacy of the art object.

If the art object itself contains the power to elicit epiphany, than the artist is elevated to a status “uniquely open to the world,” and viewers that are open to the transformative experience of the object are likewise more educated and socially aware than those who are not.


Written by

September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Leave a Reply