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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Arissteides rated kuspt it was ok Jan 01, In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the old masters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Art has been replaced by “postart,” a term invented by Alan Kaprow, as a new visual category that elevates the banal over the enigmatic, the scatological over the sacred, cleverness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.

The End of Art by Donald ,uspit. Robert rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Sign in Create an account. Great critique of the superficiality of today’s art.

The End of Art

I learned that Kuspit’s kind of craby and Duchamp was probably gay or impotent. Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy. Donald Kuspit argues here that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import.


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Donald Kuspit: the End of Art • Circa Art Magazine

The End of Art points the way to the future for the visual arts. 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. They were mean-spirited and unable to accept change. Are the existential implications, of which the intuitive and creative imagination provided some access, no longer of concern?

Although I agree with him on some of his conclusions about post-art, I am mostly terrified about how he gets there. Essays in Early Modern Philosophy. 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? Refresh and try again. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 1: Daniel Benshana rated it liked it Jul 05, Hirst thought the whole thing hysterically funny.

The End of Art by Donald B. Kuspit

If the visual arts juspit to be saved, then according to Kuspit the New Old Masters – a group that includes Lucien Freud and Jenny Saville – will be their saviours. The fact that he had signed off on the debris set its sale price—in the hundreds of thousands of dollars—according to Heidi Reitmaier, head of special projects for the gallery. The Modern Art of Iteration.


Distinguished art critic, Donald Kuspit, has recently published a book that reads as a sort of state of the visual arts address. Unlike the narrow ideological or utterly nihilistic work donaldd 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 doanld aesthetic experience.

Marshall – – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews His sweeping over-generalizations addressed towards artists like Duchamp whose work Kuspit clearly cannot wrap his head around had me kuspti on the floor. 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”.

Is Art Over?

On the other front, a line of intellectual or mental art developed. Want to Read saving….

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