Beyond Kinesis and Stasis

Alberto Condotta

Abstract


Classical ontology is the ground of representational approaches to art, which – by focusing onto an artwork’s informative value – might miss addressing what is most char- acteristic of art: its power to unconsciously fascinate. An ‘onto-phenomenological’ system alternative to classical ontology might help us in analysing how an artwork works and how the encounter with artworks takes place on a immanent/sensuous level. Moreover, it might provide theoretical defence to perceptual approaches to art that do not lead to conceptualization. Through these approaches, visual art can be a privileged space for people to enjoy encounters that do not lead to appropriation. 


Keywords


Artwork, Discontinuity, Encounter, Onto-phenomenology, Other

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