Ride Hard

contemporary art’s multiple methodologies are certainly at odds with any belief in the ongoing refinement of form – a principle once central to ‘artistic progress’. For the philosopher and critic Arthur Danto, the innovations of art after the ‘modernist’ era have therefore brought about, in effect, an ‘end’ of art.

This does not mean, he argues, an end of people making art, but rather an end of a particular way of understanding art that focused on the constraints of certain disciplines and mediums. Since pop art, Danto suggests, “There is no special way works of art have to be”.

It is this plurality of possibilities which most obviously gives us clues as to what contemporary art ‘is’ today. Yet how we choose to position ourselves in relation to this plurality remains one of the most testing questions for those of us hoping to engage with this era’s most challenging ‘contemporary’ art.

, ,

Project Details

  • 19 elda St, Melbourne MP 3, Australia

  • Mary medona

  • Oil painting, Sketches

  • http://envato.com

  • Jan 28th - Mar 11th

  • France