Image courtesy Douglas Lewis
A specter is haunting our reading club: a little German guy named Heidegger.
We will take on the text “The origin of the work of art,” by Martin Heidegger, 1935/37 (& 1950 & 1960) (please inquire to receive a copy). Meeting time: Saturday, September 24th at 5pm.
As mentioned last meeting, here are some links to the talks hosted by Creative Time (hope you can access them), which take place broadly within the discussion on “social practice,” a vast and ambiguous term that relates to our conversations of John Roberts’ text. Through terms such as “attenuated complexity” and “aesthetic reason,” Roberts promoted the idea of producing space for aesthetic reflection within seemingly non-aesthetic reason (like subverting books distributed in the “normal ways” of pirated books, or doing NGO-type work as art), within the struggle over visibility and its relevance for autonomy and art.