Potenzial und Potenzierung künstlerischer Theorie
Edited By Eva Ehninger and Magdalena Nieslony
Reflexion der Praxis. Ästhetische Präsenz, Format und Maßstäblichkeit bei John Baldessari: Iris Wien
Reflexion der Praxis. Ästhetische Präsenz, Format und Maßstäblichkeit bei John Baldessari
You: „Immediate presence in one brushstroke of color hides whole worlds of mediations, which the painter who makes it cannot ignore, unless he is a dauber. […] I maintain that the history of painting, western of course, can only be a tale of the decline of sensible presence, because the history of painting is a part of the history of the mind’s knowledge of itself. In the course of its objective and subjective formations between itself and the sensible, the mind distances and mediates the latter, it weakens its presence. […] The art of presence is dying. The art of deferring presence is growing.“1
Him: „Presence, that interstitial space which, I repeat, isn’t the ‚presence of being,’ is what is necessarily invoked by painters even when painters, as you say, are busy getting us to have doubts about it, getting us to think the little reality there is and engaging the mind of the viewer in meditation rather than in aesthetic pleasure. This effect of reflection, on what cannot be presented, they are looking for it in the way artists must, by means of presence, and if they didn’t, they would simply be not painters but thinkers.“2
Diese beiden Zitate markieren zwei gegensätzliche Standpunkte, die Jean-François Lyotard in einem Text zur Frage der ästhetischen Präsenz von Gemälden entfaltet. Lyotards Text, der...
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