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Art! In What Sense?

Burçak İsmet Özsoy
Published 30 Eylül 2017

Abstract

This paper is a critique of the conception ofart which is mainly based on Arthur Danto's definition of art via Hegelian aesthetics.In 1964, when Danto encountered with Andy Warhol's Brillo Box a renewed erafor the definition of art has come. For Hegel one of the most crucial criteria forart-work is its indispensible adequacy between content and presentation. AlthoughDanto as a philosopher is so much Hegelian by the time of modern art thereemerges a historical shift within art and this article tries to reveal how Dantodeparts from Hegel through the philosophical question of what makes any work anart-work. When there renders no ‘bodily' distinction between content andpresentation, there emerges an essential question: According to what one of the Brillo boxes inside a grocerystore is just an ordinary box while the other one is such a precious artwork inSoho Gallery.

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