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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Return to Book Page. Env End of Zrt by Donald B. Donald Kuspit argues here that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import. Art has been replaced by “postart,” a term invented by Alan Kaprow, as a new visual category that elevates the banal over the enigmatic, the scatological over the sacred, cleverness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.
Tracing the demise of aesthetic experience to the works and theory of Marcel Duchamp and Ba Fo Kuspit argues here that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import. Tracing the demise of aesthetic experience to the works and theory of Marcel Duchamp and Barnett Newman, Kuspit argues that devaluation is inseparable from donzld entropic character of modern art, and that anti-aesthetic postmodern art is in its final state.
In contrast to modern art, which expressed the universal human unconscious, postmodern art degenerates into an expression of narrow ideological interests. 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 points the way to the future for the kispit arts. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The End of Artplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 06, Matt rated it did not like it. I wasn’t sure if I should give this book one star or five. 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well as the regression to absurd 19th century justifications for abstract painting in a world where it seems completely outdated and thoroughly irrelevant.
His sweeping donal addressed towards artists like Duchamp whose work Kuspit clearly cannot wrap his head around had me rolling on the floor.
Something tells me kupit he meant for this book to b I wasn’t sure if I should give this book one star or five. Something tells me that he meant for this book to be taken seriously though.
Oct 03, Curt Bozif rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I learned that Kuspit’s kind of craby and Duchamp was probably gay or impotent.
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Feb 16, John rated it liked it Shelves: Great critique of the superficiality of today’s art. Although Kuspit comes across as a curmudgeon, he eventually offers hope, for what he sees as art of the aesthetic experience.
This is a fine book, on the condition that it’s put in a time-machine and sent back to the s. I consider myself oldschool because I still favor Mondrian and the American Abstract but I really had to struggle mightily against Kuspit’s narrow-mindedness in order to finish the book. Although I agree with him on some of his conclusions about post-art, I am mostly terrified about how he gets there.
His almost religious enthusiasm, charming at first, gets very tiring towards the end of the book. Al This is a fine book, on the condition that it’s put in a time-machine and sent back to the s.
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.
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”. Jan 02, Janina rated it did not like it. Kuspit is sad that art is no longer beautiful. He writes mostly in reaction to the YBAs, popular and controversial at that time, but what would he think of what’s currently happening, like net art? He ends the book with a list of artists he believes will save art.
His choices are so goofy, and completely derail any power he had in his argument. I had to read this for an Aesthetics class while studing abroad in Poland.
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My professor and Kuspit shared a lot in common. They were mean-spirited and un Kuspit is sad that art is no longer beautiful. They were mean-spirited and unable to accept change. Jun 02, Hulya rated it really liked it. Alexis rated it it was ok Dec 14, Frank rated it liked it Apr 16, Tasha rated it liked it Oct 18, James Denison rated it liked it Nov 18, Gae Savannah rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Robert rated it really liked it Jan 13, Luca rated it really liked it Jan 05, Arissteides rated it it was ok Jan 01, Deniz Yenihayat rated it really liked it Mar 09, Robert rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Candan rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Neskayfe rated it liked it Nov 26, Lucy Lehrman rated it really liked it Oct 21, Daniela rated it liked it Mar 29, Jacquelyn rated it really liked it May 29, Gunjan rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Sueda Vecihe rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Rachel’ghul rated it really liked it Jan 20, Daniel Benshana rated it liked it Jul 05, Tugce Yilmaz rated it liked it Dec 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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