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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Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. The End of Art by Donald B. An absorbing, multi-faceted and doald attack, less points the way th the future of the visual arts – Kuspit’s description of the New Old Masters is largely confined to a postscript – than it, like Asare, clears away the conceptual and material debris with which our galleries have grown cluttered.

In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters.

The End of Art

Hirst’s work consisted of a collection of half-full coffee cups, ashtrays with cigarette butts, empty beer bottles, a paint-smeared palette, an easel, tne ladder, paintbrushes, candy wrappers and newspaper pages strewn about the floor.


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On donakd front, taste became a kind of existential necessity, and autonomy and purity became a consuming concern. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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well as the regression to absurd 19th century justifications for abstract painting in a world where it seems completely outdated and thoroughly irrelevant.

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This article has no associated abstract. In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters.

In fact, later that evening, after the very important people had moved on, he went kusipt work, clearing the whole mess into trash bags and throwing it away.

Guan-min Cheng – – Modern Philosophy 3: Review of Robert Baker, The Extravagant: In contrast to modern art, which expressed the universal human unconscious, postmodern art degenerates into an expression of narrow ideological interests.

Essays in Early Modern Philosophy. Jun 02, Hulya rated it really liked it. A few years back a funny thing happened: Neskayfe rated it liked it Nov 26, Open Preview See a Problem?

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Sign in Create an account. Unfortunately, the cleaning man didn’t see it that way. Marshall – – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Cambridge University PressJan 19, – Art – pages. Daniela rated it liked it Mar 29, Al This is a fine book, on the condition that it’s put in a time-machine and sent back to the s. Along the way, Kuspit blends psychoanalytic criticism fear and ignorance of the unconscious as a creative source in postart is a central theme, and a psychobiographical vignette featuring Duchamp is one of the book’s many highlightsphilosophy The End of Art can be read as a defence of elements of modernist and Freudian aestheticsand art history to make a powerful and compelling case for dismissal of the postart aesthetics.


Pettinger “Ever have one of those days 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. I had to read this for an Aesthetics class while studing abroad in Poland. The Challenge of Modern Thought.

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