art can be understood in many ways using different models to explain the phenomena .
it can be understood as a manifestation of the culture from whence it originates or is appropriated by …
art is material in the world . the world that we are embedded within is a material one . As ” Being ” we move , navigate through materiality .Art may transcend its material nature, it may be Part of the World and and stand APART simultaneously -Lyotard .
art can ” transcend” its context , it has transcendent qualities that bring it forth as perceived by systems of understanding . it “stands out” from ones everyday experiences ..it may be present and point back to a specific reference point in history …when it was produced ,when , why and by whom
it has many manifolds of meaning ..Political Historical Cultural Religious Philosophical Social meaning ,association and understanding
art will transcend as our thinking and understanding evolves , it mirrors our concerns and preoccupations , it keeps pace with us on our Kinetic flight toward our demise
art …which may change as innovative conceptual models or theories are developed
an EXCESS of RAPTURE immanent and with the quality of AFFECT
understanding art as history of production Marxism/ Deconstruction , post modern ….a crisis of representation DERRIDA deconstructing the cultural narratives of art theory itself .
Deconstruction is not…. Destruction , it examines the narrative structure of language systems which we use to explain the world in which we” dwell” and in which we converse and think . our inner dialogue is… language , words pictures or “wordpictures “.
intensity on /in the body …duration… time. Meaning as the sum total of Affects …a primary affective
Arts intensive quality lies beneath.. beyond… and parallel to forms of understanding IT is a bundle of affects ..a block of sensations. which are activated when the viewer is present …you cannot READ affects you experience them …..We are the embodiment of our past experiences on which we reflect and where we are present to ongoing situations overflowing with intentions toward an unfolding potential future. The ECHO of the representations of affect ?
Is this a language game in a system of specialist meaning ? …Wittgenstein (1889 -1951) where words reach the very limits of there ability to explain ,describe or narrate the experience of consciousness itself
art as a space or zone an event site …it bursts forth …a rupture in our understanding of reality ….a body without organs ? perhaps a Buddhist detached stand toward … a letting go of association, preconceptions where the art of painting is a “summoning ” making visible . We are fluid observers .Subjective Subjects wherein events ,affects experience SLIDES pure phenomenal experience
ADORNO Frankfurt School , Marxist sociologists ,exiled german jews who reflected on the failure of the Marxist workers revolution in Europe because of a FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS .they went to America and conducted research not into the economy (marx) but into CULTURE … for it was the consumer narratives and fantasies produced, spun ,and absorbed by the citizens that kept them enslaved and colluding in the systems of power . ART should not make one feel comfortable re MATISSE art must be a weapon PICASSO if it is to awaken us to our false consciousness …it is there to remind us that it doesn’t have to be like this …
Art as virtual as apposed to real or possible , being virtual it acts as a portal toward a self overcoming a reconfiguration of Being
ART as a function which transforms Being , the emergence of a new art history which parallels art, and not to fix it in a conceptual location