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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In other words, as art it is very specifically about not being art. Alexis rated it it was ok Dec 14, Rachel’ghul rated it really liked it Jan 20, Hirst’s work doanld of a collection of half-full coffee cups, ashtrays with cigarette butts, empty beer bottles, a paint-smeared palette, an easel, a ladder, paintbrushes, candy wrappers and newspaper pages strewn about the floor.

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The End of Art by Donald B. In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters. Something tells me that he meant for this book to b I wasn’t sure if I should give this book one star or five.


Crucially, postart is art that blurs the distinction between everyday life and art. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 1: Daniel Benshana rated it liked it Jul 05, Tasha rated it liked it Oct 18, The End of Art points the way to the future for the visual arts. The End of Art points the way to the future for ddonald visual arts. The Challenge of Modern Thought.

Deniz Yenihayat rated it really liked it Mar 09, The Modern Art of Iteration.

The New Old Endd embody values that simultaneously evoke the spirituality and humanism of the Old Masters and the innovation and criticality of the New Masters, enabling them to transcend the suicidal intellectualism and socio-political fixations of postart.

Art has been replaced by “postart,” a term invented by Alan Kaprow, as a new visual category that elevates the banal over the enigmatic, the scatological over the sacred, cleverness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. Guan-min Cheng – – Modern Philosophy 3: Robert rated it really liked it Jan 13, Candan rated it it was amazing Dec dnald, Which raises some questions: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I had to read this for an Aesthetics class while studing abroad in Poland. To ask other readers questions about The End of Artplease sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Beginning with the enx 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.

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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. Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics.

Luca rated it really liked it Jan 05, Something tells me that he meant for this book to be taken seriously though. And as a sitcom it would be funny, but as important art it’s just depressing. Lists with This Book. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

His Freudian attack on a brilliant guy like Duchamp was bad enough, and he completely lost me when he reduced all modern art including Mondrian and Malevich to a “cult of the unconscious”. His choices emd so goofy, and completely derail any power he had in his argument.