Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

September 17, 2019
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“TRAUMA-FEEDING”: WHY IT’S NOT OKAY TO EXPLOIT TRAUMA IN ART

What follows is a guest post by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer & Misty Morrison. It also appears cross-posted at the Cleveland Review of Books. We want to draw attention to a practice inside contemporary artistic practices and to suggest a set of considerations … Continue reading

July 31, 2019
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ZOMBIE FORMALISM: OR, HOW FINANCIAL VALUES PERVADE THE ARTS

What follows is a guest post by Sarah Hegenbart. Once upon a time, the month of June was jet-set season for the international artworld. After a meet and greet at the preview days at the Venice Biennale, which used to … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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What’s So Wrong with Free Expression, Abusive Art, and Understanding?

What follows is a guest post by John Rapko about the recent Guggenheim Museum controversy. The controversy On Friday, September 22, a friend sent me an e-mail alerting me to an on-line petition. This time the issue was that the … Continue reading

October 18, 2016
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KELLEY WALKER & A MANIFESTO FOR THE ARTWORLD INSTITUTION

Perhaps you heard about the recent controversy at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Since opening in mid-September at CAM, a solo exhibition of white male artist Kelley Walker has been under fire over a series of works that appropriate images … Continue reading