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Ars Erotica

Author(s): Afrim Redžepi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за македонска литература
Keywords: eros; aesthetics; perception; body; Richard Shusterman

Summary/Abstract: Absorbing theoretical pragmas, Richard Shusterman asks: “Is it possible to turn erotic experiences into an aesthetic quality?” Announcing the end of the aesthetics of experience at the expense of analytical criticism, Shusterman sets up a proportion of aesthetic experience, as a starting point for pragmatic aesthetics. Considering the industrial technological innovations (e.g., Erotic tech-industry), Shusterman cites the aesthetics of the body and concludes that today there is a greater need to expand opportunities for aesthetics. Although the aesthetic experience differs from the sexual one, more and more, the field of aesthetic experience, or the experience of the erotic turn in aesthetic quality, needs to be considered. Ar, with its own figures, has always demonstrated that in life, there is something that does not seem inexplicable, something essentially tragic. Consider, for example, Alain Badiou’s art as "a singular whole." According Badiou, art has the potential to turn the ugly into the beautiful, through a serial reproduction of material elements. The question today: what compels the artist, not how to create anew, but how to create a specific set of meanings of chaotic structures?

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 67
  • Page Range: 133-140
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Macedonian