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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Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The End of Art points the way to the future for the visual arts. The Modern Art of Iteration. The Ebd of the Avant-Garde Artist. An absorbing, multi-faceted and contentious attack, less points the way for 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.

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A few years back a funny thing happened: Tasha rated it liked it Oct 18, Tweets by Boiseweekly Boise Weekly. Benjamin Rand – – Philosophical Review Starting with Duchamp’s Readymadesit made its way through Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes and his association of art and business on into the ideological sloganeering of a Barbara Kruger, and more recently, into the utter vacancy and nihilism of Bruce Nauman’s Mapping the Studio I.

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.


Review of Robert Baker, The Extravagant: In work like Hirst’s, he sees art being subsumed by banality. 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”.

Because modern art attempted to fill the dimensions left behind by religion, the battle raged with a kind of religious intensity.

How did this happen? Frederick Turner – – Critical Review 11 2: Something tells me that he meant for this book to be taken seriously though.

Lucy Lehrman rated it really liked it Oct 21, In contrast to modern art, which expressed the universal human unconscious, postmodern art degenerates into an expression of narrow ideological interests. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This article has no associated abstract.

Find it on Scholar. Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism. In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters.

His sweeping over-generalizations addressed towards artists like Duchamp whose work Kuspit clearly cannot wrap his head around had me rolling on the floor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics. Fortunately, The End of Art ends on a more hopeful note.

Kuspit, though aware of the entropic character of modern art, still finds a lot to celebrate in the era. Peterson – – Modern Schoolman 69 1: Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 1: When did art lose its aesthetic import?

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Tugce Yilmaz rated it liked it Ot 13, Donald Kuspit argues here that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import. I had donwld read this for an Aesthetics class while studing abroad in Poland. They were mean-spirited and unable to accept change.

The End of Art

Cambridge University PressJan 19, – Art – pages. Tracing the demise of aesthetic experience to the works and theory of Marcel Duchamp and Barnett Newman, Kuspit argues that devaluation is inseparable from the entropic character of modern art, and that anti-aesthetic postmodern art is in its final state. Jan 02, Janina rated it did not like it.

Jun 02, Hulya rated it really liked it. This entry has no external links. 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. Feb aet, John rated it liked it Shelves: Although I agree with him kuspih some of his conclusions about post-art, I am mostly terrified about how he gets there.

Not surprisingly, an art that harbors a disdain of the world creates it own end game.