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Aisthesis : Pratiche, Linguaggi e Saperi dell’Estetico
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ISSN (Print) 2035-8466 - ISSN (Online) 2035-8466
Published by Firenze University Press Homepage  [36 journals]
  • Foreword. Public Art and Aesthetics

    • Authors: Adam Andrzejewski, Andrea Mecacci
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: The growing number of various interventions and artistic activities in the public sphere has been gaining momentum in recent years. This state of affairs can be seen in at least two – related  – tendencies. Rapid urban development, gentrification, constant tension between the private and public spheres, and the need for sustainable growth provide an opportunity for public art to address issues that have not been addressed to the proper extent before. On the other hand, growing discontent, a sense of injustice and the threat caused by painful economic crises, seem to be the inevitable climate catastrophe, social inequalities and – referring to the very current situation – the Covid-19 pandemic and the unimaginably brutal war in Ukraine, make public art one of the ways of political and social manifesto. Public art, traditionally associated with urban space, more and more often becomes the domain of other than urban environments. Currently, there is no and should not be an equal sign between urban art and public art, although – undoubtedly – the relationship between the two is still somehow strong as many objects of public art are indeed situated in cities. Notwithstanding, at present we are dealing with numerous artistic interventions that pose a question about the reality of non-urban space, the ways of its reception as well as aesthetic evaluation. Non-urban public art is often a meditation on the way of experiencing common space and the relationship between art, community and aesthetics. One of the particularly interesting topics is the relationship between works of public art and some epistemic and ontological categories. First of all, public art seems to rise a question of accessibility and illegality of art in public spheres. Is an artwork displayed on private property and yet widely accessible to almost everyone a token of public art' Or, is it always the case for public artworks to be commissioned and legal' What is the nature of (potentially) illegal public artworks and their connection to public space' Second, can we move public artworks from the original site of display into another spacer. That is, are they, and if yes, then to what extent, site-specific' Another interesting issue is the role that public art plays in creating the (aesthetic) atmospheres of given places. Everyone seems to agree that good public art should refer to and respect the atmosphere of a given place, and if it does not do so, it raises objections from the public. Another question is how public art (understood as something that reconfigures the existing space) is able to influence and potentially contribute to the given atmosphere. Even more importantly, one could see how (good) public art is able to help in transforming a space (as a spatial and primarily geographical notion) into a place (understood as something existential in nature). This certainly highlights the “public” character of the contemporary work of art, but what is it that makes the artwork public' What functions has public art played in recent years in European and non-European countries' How has it been approached by cultural agents, local policy makers, and experts (critics, art historians, and philosophers)' Also, which appreciative practices related to public art have reached prominence' Researchers shall tackle questions related to the definition, historical and social context and appreciation of art created, performed and resonating within the public sphere in different heterogeneous and homogeneous areas and sites. Particular attention should be dedicated to the different manifestations of public art (e.g. street art, murals, memorials, sculptures and others) often responsible, at least to a relevant extent, for reshaping and redefining urban and non-urban environments also in light of social and political goals. This issue of “Aithesis” attempts to cross all these topics by proposing different perspectives. Within this conceptual framework move the essays that make up the monographic part: Adam Andrzejewski and Marta Maliszewska on public art in local communities; Andrea Borghini and Nicola Piras on eating local as public art; Tereza Hadravova and Sabrina Muchová on public art as meditation on public time; Mateusz Salwa on community gardens as public art; Andrea Baldini on The Nanjing Massacre Memorial; Marcello Sessa on the public dimension in Allan Kaprow’s theory and Nicola Turrini on the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. A brief focus of three essays (Tamara Tagliacozzo, Nikolaos Tzanakis Papadakis and Attilio Vincenzo Burrone) is devoted to Benjamin and Adorno, while the miscellaneous section closes the issue with papers (Aldo Trucchio, Modesta Di Paola, Saverio Macrì, Nicola Di Stefano) that seek to account for some issues in the current debate.
      PubDate: 2022-08-01
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13832
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Public Art in (Local) Communities: Multiple Publics and the Dynamic
           Between Them

    • Authors: Adam Andrzejewski, Marta Maliszewska
      Pages: 5 - 14
      Abstract: The paper’s goal is to investigate the question of the type of public, which serves as a recipient of a particular work of public art. That is, the paper researches the process of how the public is attracted by a given artwork, how this process influences a local community, and what is the actual nature of these publics. As a result, it is argued that some public artworks are intended to have more than one public or, to put it in stronger terms, their task is to bring into play the inner dynamic between numerous publics. Moreover, the possibility of conceptualizing public art not only as a means responsible for facilitating peace but also as revealing the hidden conflicts among the members of the community, to which it is introduced and by whom it is analyzed.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13456
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Eating Local as Public Art

    • Authors: Andrea Borghini, Nicola Piras
      Pages: 15 - 27
      Abstract: In this paper, we bring together two unrelated strains of recent literature on eating local, which have respectively evidenced its socio-political and artistic values. Our argument contends that eating local can, in some instances, be regarded as a form of public art. Our study improves our understanding and appreciation of the complex web of culinary values linked to eating local, in particular the entanglement between its aesthetic, political, and cultural significance. We first review three extant definitions of eating local (§ 2), which we then employ to discuss the three specific forms of public art that eating local can occasion (§ 3), namely: memorial art, social protest art, and art that enhances. Finally, we present the links between the three approaches to local food and the three forms of public art (§ 4), providing a heuristic framework for both scholars and stakeholders. 
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13449
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Public art as meditation on public time

    • Authors: Tereza Hadravova, Sabrina Muchová
      Pages: 29 - 39
      Abstract: In this paper, we draw attention to temporal aspects of works of art displayed, performed, or held in public spaces, generally designated as public art. We argue that the debate on public art has been biased towards discussing the spatial. We focus on the “temporariness” of public art, the primary temporal feature that has been under scrutiny in recent philosophical literature on public art. We explore arguments it has been woven into. In particular, we discuss and reject using temporariness as the mark dissecting the realm of public art into two different artforms and argue that it is just one of many temporal properties public artworks have and can use to bear meanings. We outline other ways works of public art bear temporal features and interact with temporal properties of spaces they occupy, and argue that those too are, potentially, aesthetically significant. We illustrate some of these with an example of a particular public artistic site, the open-air art gallery «ArtWall» located in Prague, the Czech Republic. 
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13447
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Community gardens as public art

    • Authors: Mateusz Salwa
      Pages: 41 - 53
      Abstract: The aim of the article is to discuss community gardens as works of public art. Even if artistic status of gardens has been widely recognized, it is usually taken into account when historic gardens and parks or works of contemporary landscapes architects are concerned. However, there are good reasons to approach community gardens as artworks, as well. First, aligning community gardens with contemporary art is honorific, in the sense that it shows that they may be considered in another way than seeing them only as vernacular art, significant because of its social and political dimension. Second, in spite of their allegedly edenic character, community gardens are very often contested spaces, while the conflicts may be sparked by, among other things, the community garden aesthetics. In order to recognize community gardens as art it is useful to refer to new genre public art and not to “paradigmatic arts” such as architecture or painting.  
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13658
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Angelus Novus: Ephemera, Trauma, and
           Reparation in Contemporary Chinese Public Art

    • Authors: Andrea Baldini
      Pages: 55 - 67
      Abstract: What is the nature of memorials' Traditionally, memorials have been conceptualized as lasting entities preserving memories of our shared pasts. This paper challenges this view. My aim is to retheorize our practices of memorialization by examining the role that ephemerality plays in experiential memorials. Rather than fixed structures of meaning, experiential memorials are unstable careers whose significance depends on viewers’ performative engagement. I provide evidence for my thesis by developing a critical interpretation of Qi Kang’s Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall (NMMH) as an example of experiential memorial. The fragmented nature of the here and now frees visitors’ experiences. Like the wind propelling Benjamin’s Angelus Novus into future and progress, the ephemerality of NMMH’s experience unchains its significance from the constriction of dominant narratives of vengeance and resentment. If liberated temporally, the experience of memorials may help us not only to never forget, but also to find reconciliation.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13581
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Art Is in the Air. The Public Dimension in Allan Kaprow’s Utopian
           Un-Artistic Theory

    • Authors: Marcello Sessa
      Pages: 69 - 79
      Abstract: In the present essay, I want to suggest that the public dimension is a crucial issue in Kaprow’s un-artistic art theory, and that this shift from art to “nonart” literally occurs as a transition from private to public: from private contemplation of “complete” paintings to artistic experience publicly performed and shared. Primarily, I will focus on his troubled relationship with painting. Then, I will concentrate on his ground-breaking reflections on framing and unframing. After that, I will analyse his most relevant theoretical achievements, environment and happening, emphasizing the active role of publicity in his personal idea of performance art. Finally, I will discuss his distinctive interpretation of “nonart”, by comparing it with other substantial variations on the “post-art” theme, offered by different authors, either modernist or post-modernist. In the end, the Kaprowian un-artistic theory will emerge re-configured as a singular, and someway “aerial”, utopian proposal for public art.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13712
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Entanglement Between Public and Private in the Work of Félix

    • Authors: Nicola Turrini
      Pages: 81 - 89
      Abstract: This paper discusses through the prism of psychoanalysis some specific peculiarities of the poetics of the American artist Félix González-Torres. In particular, the text seeks to highlight how the concept of “burial work”, taken here from the work of the French psychoanalyst Pierre Fédida, is central to understanding the ways in which González-Torres has been able to hold together public and private, autobiographical experience and the involvement of the spectator in order to construct a shared memory that develops along the lines of dynamism and imprecision, renouncing common expectations of the representation of a memory.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Messianism and Happiness in Walter Benjamin’s Theological-Political

    • Authors: Tamara Tagliacozzo
      Pages: 91 - 100
      Abstract: On the basis of a citation from the final part of Walter Benjamin’s Theological-Political Fragment (1920-21), we shall hypothesize a similarity between Benjamin and Kant, the political thinker and philosopher of history, in his Idea of a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Intent. According to Kant, the man who participates in history and in the human race seeks happiness and the means to procure it for himself as a member of «free» humanity, thus seeking to unify external freedom and happiness in institutions of law. During the period 1920-1921 Benjamin was strongly critical of the concept of law, including also that of Kant, which he saw as contradictory to the idea of justice; in opposition, Benjamin held first an anarchist-libertarian view, then a revolutionary one. From a dialectical perspective, however, we find in common in Benjamin and Kant a redemptive pessimism that foresees, in the «twisted wood» of mankind, an ultimate providential and messianic possibility: «The spiritual restitutio in integrum, that leads to immortality, correspond to a worldly restitution that leads to an eternity of downfall, and the rhythm of this eternally transient worldly existence, transient in its totality, in its spatial but also in its temporal totality», the eternal succession of generations and their institutions, which is «the rhythm of messianic nature», is happiness. Nature eternalizes itself in this virtual spatial and temporal totality in the history of humanity moving toward the realization of the idea of law and, spatially, the achievement of global, cosmopolitan politics: «nature is messianic by reason of its eternal and total caducity».
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13117
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Secularization of Political Authority. On the Political Content of
           Theology in Benjamin’s Theory of Trauerspiel

    • Authors: Nikolaos Tzanakis Papadakis
      Pages: 101 - 115
      Abstract: This article investigates the relationship between secular politics and theology in Walter Benjamin’s The Origin of German Trauerspiel. It explores that question by starting from how the Weimar legal theory conceived the relationship between modern, secular law and the theological tradition. Focusing on Carl Schmitt’s concept of secularization, it investigates the analogy model in term of which the legal discourse understood the named relationship as well as its political consequences. The article suggests that Benjamin’s theory of the Trauerspiel elaborates a different, dialectical model which deploys, on the contrary, the crisis of any analogy between theology and modern politics.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13419
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Escaping the Metaphysics of Fate/Fact. Comparing Spengler and Adorno

    • Authors: Attilio Vincenzo Bruzzone
      Pages: 117 - 132
      Abstract: The Decline of the West belongs to that group of controversial books that have been more attacked than actually and properly read. Today, in deference to the myth of de-ideologisation, that polemical charge has diminished considerably. Nevertheless, Spengler is still topical, especially following the recent political and economic-health crises that evoke the «spectre of decline». From a critical perspective, Adorno was the first to acknowledge Spengler’s topicality and superiority to numerous liberal-progressive opponents. For its part, this current essay, via an ancipital impulse to critique and salvation, aims at exploring Spengler’s idea of fatal/factual decline by unmasking its aporias and ambiguities through comparing it to Adorno’s «silent and questioning utopia», dialectically preserved «in the image of decadence». Through this close comparison and the development of Adorno’s critique, the paper urges to unveil, on the one hand, the “true” – negative – aspects of Spengler’s legacy and, on the other hand, the «forces», hidden from his «attentive gaze», that are «set free in decay». Ultimately, in the no man’s land between decline and utopia, Spengler and Adorno meet and their legacies intertwine. 
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13621
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • The Melancholy of the «Redskin». Aesthetics and moral in French
           anthropology in the second half of the 19th century

    • Authors: Aldo Trucchio
      Pages: 133 - 147
      Abstract: Based on the theoretical and methodological indications provided by the Geneva critic and historian Jean Starobinski in his analysis of melancholic figures in the 19th century, this study focuses on the presence of the figure of the «Redskin» or «Savage» of North America in French anthropology of the same period. Starting from the observation of its melancholic character, the origins of this figure and its attributes will be reconstructed, and its moral and epistemological function in physical anthropology, in the emerging palaeoanthropology and in colonial ideological discourse, will be analysed. This path will be an opportunity to question the complex relationships between scientific and aesthetic languages in European modernity.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13286
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Image, (con)text and technological performativity. Joan Jonas, Krzysztof
           Wodiczko and Antoni Muntadas

    • Authors: Modesta Di Paola
      Pages: 149 - 160
      Abstract: The main theme exposed in this article is articulated on the centrality that the new media have assumed in the academic research of contemporary art theory. The case studies analyzed derive from a direct knowledge of the experiments conducted at the Comparative Media Studies, the Media Lab and the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the state-of-the-art institutions on contemporary debate that sees new media and artistic creativity relating in a single field of research. Some of the visual artists examined here were members of the MIT community, contributing not only to the prestige of the institution, but also to a paradigm shift in the method by which a work of art is created, designed and perceived. Joan Jonas, New York artist and lecturer emeritus at ACT, has conducted avant-garde visual experiments aimed at combining the relationship between language and image, always using new performatic and digital aesthetics with which to narrate her personal visions. The artists Krzysztof Wodiczko and Antoni Muntadas, for over forty years at ACT have dedicated part of their research to the analysis of the interrelation between technology, artistic languages ​​and social communication. Their artistic production stems from the use of new technologies that make it possible to overlap between literary and visual codes, thus proposing an alternative to the long tradition that separates the arts relegating them to autonomous practices.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13327
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Individuation, Art and Interactivity Starting with Gilbert Simondon

    • Authors: Saverio Macrì
      Pages: 161 - 171
      Abstract: The aim of the article is to show the fruitfulness of Gilbert Simondon’s theory of individuation as a tool for analysing the aesthetic-artistic experience made possible by new technologies. Interactivity is the category to qualify those works based on computer systems whose form is determined by the intervention of the user or by signals coming from the environment. The reflection under the profile of aesthetics has long since begun to reckon with Simondon’s thought, developing his analyses on the mode of existence of technical objects. Here we intend rather to show how the concepts and expressions at the centre of his theory of individuation are also rich in ideas for the study of an aesthetic-artistic experience in which the category of relation assumes a constitutive value and in which the processual aspect of the artwork prevails over its object dimension. 
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13203
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • The spatiality of sounds. From sound-source localization to musical spaces

    • Authors: Nicola Di Stefano
      Pages: 173 - 185
      Abstract: The proliferation of and interest in concepts of musical space make the question of why composers, philosophers, and musicologists have used spatial concepts for music – which is typically considered a temporal and ephemeral art form – a relevant issue in the multidisciplinary research on music. In this paper, I suggest distinguishing between a literal and a metaphorical meaning of the term “space” when applied to music and sounds. Thereafter, I investigate the reasons that might have lain behind the metaphorical use of spatial concepts for music, focusing on the concept of movement in music and examining relevant studies in the field of audiovisual correspondences which show that listeners consistently match certain acoustic features to spatial features. Finally, I claim that both the metaphorical and the literal uses of spatial concepts for describing music are rooted in the way people perceive the dynamic change of acoustic features in terms of a (pseudo)spatial phenomenology. 
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13617
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
  • Note e recensioni

    • Authors: AAVV AAVV
      Pages: 187 - 203
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.36253/Aisthesis-13724
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
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