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Коментар върху "Краят на историята на изкуството": мнения и полемики" от Чавдар Попов
Comments on "'The end of art history': Opinions and polemics" by Chavdar Popov

Author(s): Angel Angelov
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: history; culture; hermeneutics; humanities; art; plastic image; representation; visual image; postmodernism

Summary/Abstract: The paper comments another paper, “Art Criticism and Postmodernism. The Thesis about the ‘End of Art History”: Opinions and Polemics”, by Chavdar Popov, published in Problems of art, no. 1/2005. Without geographical reference Chavdar Popov thinks of postmodernism as of an actual condition, while I consider it to be history even for Bulgaria. The main objection is that presenting postmodernity today as an abstract actuality beyond any social geography is ahistorical. Instead, another understanding of actuality is suggested together with a different construing of some general concepts - plastic image, representation, visual image, - with regard to the scholarly and social experience in Bulgaria during the last twenty years. In my view, in humanities and in art in Bulgaria certain things had evolved in such a way that we cannot get released from their influence even if we wished. I attempt to ground the ethical reasons motivating the concern with visual image, as well as the understanding of the disciplinary scholarly practices through a hermeneutics of uncertainty.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 315-330
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian