Friday, January 29, 2016

Centurion of Self

The institute of self. The management of the I as island- This looks like a good book-

Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avant-Garde by Don Kuspit.

."Postmodernism has been described as a decadent and pluralistic period, where avant-garde art has been institutionalized, stereotyped and effectively neutralized; and where models of art seem to stand in ironical, nihilistic relationship to every other. In this study, Donald Kuspit argues that only the idiosyncratic artist remains credible and convincing in the postmodern era. He pursues a sense of artistic and human identity in a situation where there are no guidelines, art historically or socially. Idiosyncratic art, Kuspit posits, is a radically personal art that establishes unconscious communication between individuals in doubt of their identity. Functioning as a medium of self-identification, it affords a sense of authentic selfhood and communicative intimacy in a postmodern society where authenticity and intimacy seem irrelevant and absurd."(Amazon link)

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