Hewitt & Jordan: 31. What are aesthetics?

Hewitt & Jordan: 31. What are aesthetics?
Library Shelf Location 18.HEWI
Publication Date 2005
Description From the Hewitt & Jordan website Supported by the British Council and the Arts Council, England The Aesthetic Function of Public Art is the final work in the series of text works entitled the Three Functions. The works entitled, The Economic Function of Public Art, The Social Function of Public Art, and The Aesthetic Function of Public Art, aim to examine the tensions and contradictions that exist within public art. The Aesthetic Function of Public Art describes the ideology of aesthetics, a charismatic and deceptive form of knowledge, often described as ‘good taste’ that as Dave Beech describes, “fulfils its social function by masquerading as asocial. Taste conceals its modes of acquisition so that its social divisiveness appears as natural distinctions between those who have it and those who don’t.”(1) The text work aims to contest the aesthetic ideology of public art and to enter into a discourse about the reformation of culture. A catalogue produced in connection with the Venice Biennale 2005
Quantity 1
Pages 1
Author David Beech
Format A2 folded sheet
Publisher Strategic Questions
Related Artist Hewitt & Jordan
Categories Public/Landscape Art, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Aesthetics, Ideology
Language English

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