THEORY, CULTURE AND VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Aesthetics and Ethics in Technological Environments

Aesthetics and Ethics in Technological Environments

Abstract The subject I want to address is today’s relationship between aesthetics and ethics. Both disciplines deal with courses of action, even if different ones, and reflect on such behaviours.

(Un)creative Artificial Intelligence: A critique of Artificial Intelligence

(Un)creative Artificial Intelligence: A critique of Artificial Intelligence

I. The arguments that follow are situated within a larger project entitled "Critique of Algorithmic Rationality." That project, drawing deliberately from Immanuel Kant, is an attempt to move beyond the

EVENT AND DIFFERENCE: Performative-Conceptual Turn of Contemporary Art

EVENT AND DIFFERENCE: Performative-Conceptual Turn of Contemporary Art

The paper analyzes the performative-conceptual turn in contemporary art, starting from the idea of two bodies and two worlds – life and artificial or aesthetic – in the media-created reality.

Body Iconograms: The End of the Symbolic Construction of Fashion

Body Iconograms: The End of the Symbolic Construction of Fashion

 Long live the new flesh! David Cronenberg, Videodrome 1. Beyond a fashion? “Elle est contemporaine de tout le monde” In a world without the metaphysical foundation of beauty and reign

East of Eden in Osijek manuscripts

East of Eden in Osijek manuscripts

Observing the works of art selected for the exhibition East of Eden by the participating artists from their existing artistic production with the intention of providing the theme with a

The dehumanization of art

The dehumanization of art

SUMMARY: Modernism radically breaks its ties with the linear mimetic-representational way of presenting the image of the divine found in myth and religion as the idea of beauty and sublimity.

The Dark Core of Mimesis: Art, Body and Image in the Thought of Jean-Luc Nancy

The Dark Core of Mimesis: Art, Body and Image in the Thought of Jean-Luc Nancy

Abstract: The thesis I argue in my text through three separate planes of discussion is that mimesis (μίμησις) cannot for Nancy be reduced to mere imitation of an already always

Walter Benjamin and Image Theory:  Aura and reproduction of the work of art

Walter Benjamin and Image Theory: Aura and reproduction of the work of art

ABSTRACT The most significant notion of Benjamin's thinking in the path of a particular refinement of style surely represents the concept of aura. From this notion, the basic meta-aesthetic experience of the

Nth CINEMATIC NAIL FACTORY

Nth CINEMATIC NAIL FACTORY

Unique film(s) produced by software random editing 1999/2021- 6’54 min, b/w, sound Shot, pre-edited and directed by Dalibor Martinis                                                                          Software development by Mihael Giba                                                                                                 Production: Omnimedia Year of production:

Digital Landscapes of the Internet: Glitch Art, Vaporwave, Spectacular Cyberspace

Digital Landscapes of the Internet: Glitch Art, Vaporwave, Spectacular Cyberspace

This text was first published as Chapter 14. of the edited volume The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-figurative images and the modern world (Krešimir Purgar, ed.),  published by Routledge in 2020,

Do abstract images need new iconology?

Do abstract images need new iconology?

The following article is an introduction of the book The Iconology of Abstraction – Non–figurative Images and the modern world (ed. by Krešimir Purgar, Routledge, New York and London, 2020). Although we

Walter Benjamin: Awakening from the collective dream

Walter Benjamin: Awakening from the collective dream

At the beginning of one chapter in his capital work Arcades Project Walter Benjamin under the letter K in the section on dreams talks about the Copernican turn of historical

The perspective of Events: (Dalibor Martinis, Eternal Flame of Rage)

The perspective of Events: (Dalibor Martinis, Eternal Flame of Rage)

1. The arriving – art as the vibration of chaos If we remove the tone of the vatic dimension of speech and the tone of the apocalyptic in speech about

Technosphere – A New Digital Aesthetics?  The Body as Event, Interactivity and Visualisation of Ideas

Technosphere – A New Digital Aesthetics? The Body as Event, Interactivity and Visualisation of Ideas

Introduction One thing that this discussion will attempt is to show the path towards the technosphere as a new discourse in the aesthetics of the age of digital currents. In

Theory of Contemporary Art: Lines and Curves

Theory of Contemporary Art: Lines and Curves

Abstract: In the article author attempt to articulate three paradigms of contemporary Art theory today: (1) The repoliticization of art as a kind of new discoursive power; (2) The re-aestheticisation

A cLEARing

A cLEARing

You hardly know yourself. This person with whom you spend every night and day. This person who can surprise you more than anyone in so many unexpected ways. With actions

The Image and the Gaze. On the ‘Logic’ of Iconic Structures

The Image and the Gaze. On the ‘Logic’ of Iconic Structures

AMBIGUITY OF THE IMAGE It is not always easy to decide whether something is an image or not. Some objects are imageswithout revealing themselves as such, while others are not

Truth in Architecture

Truth in Architecture

1. Introduction: Architecture, Truth, and the Visual One of the striking features of much architectural discourse, at least from the perspective of an outsider, is its apparent tendency to prioritize

Image of the Missing Body

Image of the Missing Body

From Transamerica to Pollock and back The problematics of the body certainly cannot be referred to as an exclusive theme of contemporary visual arts, since they are as old as

Kindness of Strangers

Kindness of Strangers

         My films are more formulated like questions... states Claire Denis in an interview.[1] This assertion is actually the best possible depiction of her work. Although her films are known

Apocalypse and Body Transgression: On Picasso’s Crucifixion (1930)

Apocalypse and Body Transgression: On Picasso’s Crucifixion (1930)

The article deals with the question of the possibility of a new interpretation of Picasso’s picture entitled Crucifixion, which was created in the context of the art paradigm shift in

Techno-Imagination and Video-Utopia against Death of Image

Techno-Imagination and Video-Utopia against Death of Image

“We live in hell,” said Pasolini in an interview recorded several hours before his death. We can take it in the Flusserian sense of world and life in it turning

ON  SOME  SECONDARY  MATTERS

ON  SOME  SECONDARY  MATTERS

Essays Translated by Edward Dennis Goy and Jasna Levinger THE ARTIST'S WORKSHOP The artist is a master. As such he is often addressed. Such an address, linked as it is

FILM AS AN ABREACTION OF TOTALITARIANISM Vinko Brešan’s Marshal Tito’s Spirit (1999)

FILM AS AN ABREACTION OF TOTALITARIANISM Vinko Brešan’s Marshal Tito’s Spirit (1999)

Funny spectre ‘It’s such a scary movie. The film shows how it is still alive.’This was a comment made by one of the Croatian spectators after the projection of the

CONTOURS OF MULTI-LAYERED MYSTICISM: The History and Time of a Painting

CONTOURS OF MULTI-LAYERED MYSTICISM: The History and Time of a Painting

Paul Klee, Angelus Novus* Abstract: : Owing to the interpretation of Walter Benjamin, Paul Klee’s paint- ing Angelus Novus has become the paradigmatic work of modern art. Its mystery is

Passion and Exposure:  New Paradoxes of the Actor

Passion and Exposure: New Paradoxes of the Actor

Masculin Feminin In  Jean-Luc  Godard’s  Masculin’-Feminin’  (1966),  a  film  made  up of »15 precise actions«, as its subtitle asserts, the actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, who plays the budding writer Paul, waits

Synaesthetic Without Sensitivity? The Body as a Technological Construction

Synaesthetic Without Sensitivity? The Body as a Technological Construction

Abstract Since technology transformed itself into something uncanny what determines human civilization from modern times, nature has already transformed into a pure technological creation. The time of contemporary art corresponds

The immortal Bodies

The immortal Bodies

In our present time, one feels somewhat embarrassed when speaking or writing of immortality, in particular the immortality of the individual. You feel you have to explain how on earth

What a Body can Become: Dancing the Body-Score of Becoming

What a Body can Become: Dancing the Body-Score of Becoming

Abstract This thesis does not explore what body is, but what a body can become. It explores the body as event-in-making throughout the concepts such as Body without Organs (Artaud,

Art, Knowledge, and Reflexivity

Art, Knowledge, and Reflexivity

Abstract The essay addresses the manifold relationships between art and research under the perspective of the arts’ own way of thinking, separating artistic knowledge-production from science. While in science ‘research’

‘The Role of Memory’: Image, Place, and Story in the Films of Wim Wenders

‘The Role of Memory’: Image, Place, and Story in the Films of Wim Wenders

Jeff Malpas ...the real storytellers and artists are places In spite of the evident attention given to the composition of sound in his films –he has, after all, worked closely