"Limits of Art. Arthur Danto and His Book What Art Is". A Lecture by Natalia Smolyanskaya

Date

From 09 April 2018

Schedule

19:30–21:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
"Limits of Art. Arthur Danto and His Book What Art Is". A Lecture by Natalia Smolyanskaya"Limits of Art. Arthur Danto and His Book What Art Is". A Lecture by Natalia Smolyanskaya

DESCRIPTION

The lecture marks publication of the Russian translation of the book What Art Is by American theorist Arthur Danto (1924-2013), one of the key figures in art philosophy of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Two books by American theorist Arthur Danto What Art Is and The Artworld have been translated into Russian as a part of Garage's publishing program in collaboration with Ad Marginem press.

In her lecture Natalia Smolyanskaya, artist, curator, and contemporary art theorist will talk about Danto’s philosophical concepts and expand on why we don’t see an artwork outside the system described by Danto as "the artworld". What constitutes the notion of "art", to which Danto devoted significant part of his work? How to tell "art" from "non-art" in the light of his theory ?

ABOUT THE LECTURER

 

Natalia Smolyanskaya is an artist, curator and art theorist, Phd in Phisiophy, and docent at Russian State University for the Humanities. From 2007 to 2013 she was the head of a research program on the theories and practices of the avant-garde and languages of art at the International College of Philosophy (Collège international de philosophie) in Paris.

 

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration

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