I've been thinking about our second concern according to our syllabus, the status of the subject within the postmodern. In our readings last week, the individual's role cropped up in authors' considerations of art in the modern (or the straining-against-the-modern) era. For example, I've been thinking about how we define art and how this includes or precludes the individual. According to Benjamin, "one of the foremost tasks of art has always been the creation of a demand which could be fully satisfied only later"--that is, the creation of new art forms. (p. 237).
By oh brother - Posted on 14 September 2007 - 3:17pm.