Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 10 Art and the Truths of Art History



Reading: Heidegger, “The Origin of the Work of Art”   

Recommended
There are what can seem to be uncountable reflections on this essay, including influential studies by Jacques Derrida as well as the art historian Meyer Schapiro and the philosopher, Gary Shapiro, among many, many, many others.

Supplements:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Apr 3 at Fordham Lincoln Center: Nietzsche and “The Science of Aesthetics”



Reading: Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
The entire book is recommended -- but at least the first five sections here. Or else, in a different translation, here is the entire text as PDF.

Recommended: 
Babich, Mousike techne (from The Hallelujah Effect)
Shiner, “The Greeks Had No Word for It” (from Shiner, The Invention of Art)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 20 at Lincoln Center What is the Contemporary? & Art / Authority




Reading: 
Giorgio Agamben, What is the Contemporary?” 
Michael Fried, “Art and Objecthood
With a special guest Lecturer for the second half of class
Professor Tracy Burr Strong 
University of Southampton, UK 
UCSD (Emeritus)