By Mario Perniola
Artwork and its Shadow is a unprecedented research of the kingdom and which means of latest paintings and movie. Ranging around the paintings of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, pondering on distinction and the potential for a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the newest and most annoying developments in art.Perniola explores how artwork - significantly in posthumanism, psychotic realism and severe artwork - maintains to outlive regardless of the hype of the artwork industry and the realm of mass communique and replica. He argues that the that means of paintings within the glossy international not lies in aesthetic price (above the paintings work), nor in well known style (below the paintings work), yet beside the art, within the shadow created through either the paintings institution and the realm of mass communications. during this shadow is what's skipped over of account through either industry and mass media: the trouble of paintings, an information which may by no means be totally published, and a brand new aesthetic destiny.
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38 Warhol and the Postmodern 27 These tables in their schemata are very useful to understand the contents of postmodern poetics. However, it is even more important to ask why the form of the dichotomy table holds such an essential relation to postmodernism. In fact, it could not survive without the support of modernism, from which it derives its reason for being. The schemata of the opposition table reveals the essential aspect of the postmodern, that is, its being blocked in an oppositive duplication.
Perhaps from the development of rock music come the most interesting suggestions on this point. It seems to me important to note that Basquiat was above all a musician! In fact, in mixing world music and rock, we can see a neo-ancient solution to the postmodern conﬂict. To conclude, there are three thorns in the side of the postmodern: sexuality, suffering, and genetics. All three elements relate to the body understood as something given, on which one can act but one cannot leave out of consideration.
Starting from 1963, this expression begins to acquire the character of the real. The objet (petit) a is the object that by deﬁnition can never be reached. It is the thing in its mute reality inaccessible both to language and the unconscious. What the extreme realism of today’s art claims to have reached is precisely the objet (petit) a of which Lacan speaks. Through it the real no longer irrupts as trauma, but as splendour! Already in the Seminar of 1960–61, Lacan thinks the objet (petit) a by attributing to it the characteristics of the Greek word a´galma derived from Plato’s Symposium.
Art and Its Shadow (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers) by Mario Perniola