Emmet Cole – Interview with Donald Kuspit on The End of Art. A photographic detail from the Hirst installation Home, Sweet Home – consisting of a clutter of fag . The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism. By Donald A. d T. Peterson – – Modern Schoolman 69 (1) The end of art / Donald Kuspit. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 1. Art, Modern – 20th century. 2. Art – Philosophy.

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Kuspit, one of America’s leading visual-arts critics and Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York, labels works teh Home sweet home as -‘postart’ – a visual-arts category devised by Allan Kaprow, which Kuspit uses to pejoratively describe artworks invariably postmodern that express a rejection of the forms, methods, inspirations and aspirations of classical and modern art and therefore can no longer be called artworks in the kuspot sense.

Although I agree with him on some of his conclusions about post-art, I am mostly terrified about how he gets there. Review of Robert Baker, The Extravagant: I greatly enjoyed Kuspit’s utterly fascist standpoints on the avant-garde as well as the regression to absurd 19th century justifications for abstract painting in a world where it seems completely outdated and thoroughly irrelevant. Beginning with the anti-aesthetic theories of Marcel Duchamp and Barnett Newman, he follows the entropic character of modern art created by the face-off between the sensuous and the intellectual.

Fortunately, The End of Srt ends on a more hopeful note. The End of Art by Donald B. Unlike the narrow ideological or utterly nihilistic work of the postmodern era, he still sees artistic possibilities in the modern exploration of the unconscious, in its belief in the efficacy of beauty and the reality of aesthetic experience. All the mystical and repetitive talk of spirituality, transcendence, feelings, inner reality and the like starts to ring like a bad sermon after a while.


Gae Savannah rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Books by Donald B. Psychostrategies of Avant-Garde Art. Feb 16, John rated it liked it Shelves: He kupsit mostly in reaction to the YBAs, popular and controversial at that time, but what would he think of what’s currently happening, like ghe art?

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When did art lose its aesthetic import? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Deniz Yenihayat rated it really liked it Mar 09, Review C Emmanuel Asare, the humble cleaner who binned Damien Hirst’s installation Home sweet home – it consisted of a clutter of fag ends, beer bottles, coke cans, coffee cups and sweet wrappings on a table, so credit where credit is due – explained to reporters that he did so because he “didn’t think for a second that it was a work of art.

In fact, later that evening, after the very important people had moved on, he went to work, clearing the whole mess into trash tge and throwing it away. Richard Kennington – – Lexington Books. Sign in to use this feature. Peterson – – Modern Schoolman 69 1: Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads atr months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Something tells me that he meant for thf book to b I wasn’t sure if I should give this book one star or five.

His sweeping over-generalizations addressed towards artists like Duchamp whose work Kuspit clearly cannot wrap his head around had me thw on the floor. History of Western Philosophy.

The End of Art kusput the way to the future for the visual arts. Jan 02, Janina rated it did not like it. On this front, taste became a kind of existential necessity, and autonomy and purity became a consuming concern.

Hirst is the best-known member of a generation of young conceptual artists known as the Young Th Artists. Art has been replaced by “postart,” a term invented by Alan Kaprow, as a new visual category that elevates the banal over the enigmatic, the scatological over the sacred, cleverness over creativity. Refresh and try again. Using the art of the twentieth century he crafts a very well argued statement.


Is Art Over?

Account Options Sign in. Nor, for what it’s worth, do I. On the other front, a line of intellectual or mental art developed.

In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters. Al This is a fine book, on the condition that it’s put in a time-machine and sent back to the s. This kind of art is so close to being simply entertainment, empty money and garbage that it is essentially over as art.

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Timothy Freeman – – Comparative and Continental Philosophy 5 1: The End of Art.

Because modern art attempted to fill the dimensions left behind by religion, the battle raged with a kind of religious intensity.

Tracing the demise of aesthetic experience to the works and theory of Marcel Duchamp and Ba Donald Kuspit argues here that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import.

Currently, he places art in what he calls a post-aesthetic state. Sign in Create an account. Great critique of the superficiality of today’s art. His choices are so goofy, and completely derail any power he had in his argument. Candan rated it it was amazing Dec 24, For him, the prevailing concerns of postmodern art are a whimper.

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