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Authors:Marianna Michalowska: Institute of Cultural Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland
Publication title:Category of Experience as Intermediation between art and Society
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:043
Abstract:Interdisciplinary cultural reflection issue a new challenge for aesthetics. From the end of the 20th century it became evident that the status of aesthetics today was founded not only on art problems but was related mostly to events of everyday life. That is why a category of experience could be especially useful. The notion of experience can be used both for expression of human needs and political ambitions of artists (in John Dewey’s and Richard Shusterman’s pragmatic reflection) and an entity that describes personal histories and individual memories (in Walter Benjamin’s consideration).

In the category of experience the issues of aesthetisation and anaesthetisation intersects as well. The problem of expansion and participation in popular culture cannot be longer understood only in vocabulary of art but also has to be expressed in conditions of social sciences. In this paper I analyze the artworks by artists from different artistic streams (such as Anish Kapoor and Barbara Krüger; Monika Sosnowska and Krzysztof Wodiczko) looking for its association to the category of experience.

No. of pages:10
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Marianna Michalowska (2007). Category of Experience as Intermediation between art and Society, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007;article=043 (accessed 2/8/2016)