Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Purpose of Art ...

“When art and the praxis of life are one, when the praxis is aesthetic and the art is practical, art’s purpose can no longer be discovered, because the existence of two distinct spheres (art and the praxis of life) that is constitutive of the concept of purpose or intended use has come to an end.”

(Peter Bürger, Theory of the Avant-Garde. Trans. Michael Shaw)

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