Year:

  1.  1
    How to Frame Edible Art.Adam Andrzejewski - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):82-97.
    The question of whether food is art depends primarily on the definition of art that we agree to accept. The article proposes a model that helps us to focus our mind on what could be, and how we should understand the art of food, if we accept, having applied a fairly liberal theory of art, that food can actually be art. It is argued that there are no methodological or factual constraints indicating that food could not, under some circumstances, be (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2. Review: Else Marie Bukdahl, the Recurrent Actuality of the Baroque. [REVIEW]Per Aage Brandt - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):165-171.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  8
    Conflicts of Gestures, Conflicts of Images.Georges Didi-Huberman - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):8-22.
    The article presents some notes for an anthropology of the gestures of uprising [soulèvement]. It argues that, just as sounds always come out of the mouth of the demonstra- tors, images of all kinds are also brandished at the end of their arms. Based on this the article raises the question of the very notion of a desire for uprising.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  3
    Uncontrol on Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.Anders E. Johansson - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):149-164.
    Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure was mostly received as a depiction of the crisis of masculinity. And it is, but that particular theme is also placed within a larger context concerning questions of value, understanding, order, and control, questions asked not only on a thematic level but also through cutting, framing, and the use of camera views. Not accepting any simple dichotomy between form and meaning, Force Majeure places itself firmly in an avant- garde and modernist tradition. Thereby the film (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  2
    Family Framing and the Comedy of Conventions in Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.Roger Edholm - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):116-133.
    Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure centres around a Swedish family vacationing at a ski resort in the Alps. The film depicts how the family breaks down after the father leaves his wife and children behind while fleeing from a possible avalanche. This breakdown is reflected in the film’s use of framing. In the opening scenes, the viewer is presented with a series of family portraits. After the averted disaster, the family is no longer shown as a coherent whole. Framing in Force (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  4
    The Promise of the Index in Contemporary Documentary Performance.Solveig Gade - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):41-64.
    This essay investigates the troubled status of the concept of the index and its concomitant notion of evidence within the context of a global, visual culture. Specifically, the essay centres on the notion of the index in an era, where the use of digital images claiming to truthfully represent war and conflict has become an increasingly important part of warfare. Focusing on two documentary works by respectively performance artist Rabih Mroué and visual artist Abu Lawrence Hamdan, the article shows that (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7.  3
    Cartesian Subjects Lost in the Alps Reflections on Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.Sven Anders Johansson - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):134-148.
    The article analyses the constitution of subjectivity in Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure. At the centre of attention stands the male protagonist who is uncapable of reconciling his inner nature with the external expectations. If the film may be un- derstood as a critique of existing middle-class conventions, it also reproduces a highly conventional ideal of the self-identical subject. The article argues that this confusion or irony is an expression of a Cartesian subject – still prevalent in the film – (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8. Contributors.Jacob Lund - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):176-178.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Introduction.Jacob Lund & Sven Anders Johansson - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):5-7.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  4
    “Please Leave a Message”: The Media Ecology of Ruben Östlund’s Play, Force Majeure, and the Square.John Lynch - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):98-115.
    This article examines three films by the Swedish director Ruben Östlund: Play, Force Majeure, and The Square. It describes the role of mobile phones in the films, both on the level of content and in terms of aesthetics. Within the films, the failure of the phone to connect the protagonists to significant others is seen as symbolic of an alienation that leads them to points of crisis. Here, the mobile phone works as a device in two ways. First, as a (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  2
    The Hobbesian Turn.Joseph Margolis - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):23-40.
    The “Hobbesian turn” is an invention out of whole cloth, a device by which to oppose the usually supposed autonomy of the aesthetic, the moral, the political, and the factual; to recover the collective holism of civilizational life; to feature the existential historicity of the human career, which is incompatible with any strict universalism and all the forms of transcendentalism; hence, also, to feature the adequacy of a contingent Lebensform in collecting the affinities of creative expression and agentive commitment within (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12. Review: Julia Schleis Et Al., Eds., Contemporary Ruins / Ruinen der Gegenwart. [REVIEW]Zoltán Somhegyi - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):172-175.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13.  4
    Essay: The Kunstwollen of the Scientific Era and Alois Riegl’s Stimmung.Konstantinos Vassiliou - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 27 (55-56):65-81.
    Alois Riegl’s essay “Die Stimmung als Inhalt der modernen Kunst” has been one of art historiography’s early attempts to bridge art and science. In this text, Riegl not only presents the background of some of his theoretical and methodological premises but he also provides an overarching argument for the way natural sciences af- fect modern spectatorship. In this way, he establishes the basis of a Kunstwollen for the ‘age of the natural sciences’ and describes its appropriate artistic traits. Addressing the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  2
    Review: Pierre Klossowski, Living Currency. [REVIEW]Nickolas Calabrese - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    Pierre Klossowski’s last major theoretical text Living Currency saw it’s first official1 translation into English in May 2017, nearly fifty years after it was published in French. On the back of the book is a blurb quoting Foucault, in which he calls it ‘the greatest book of our time’. This was almost certainly hyperbole; but whether or not his appraisal was correct, it is a good book that advances a key to understanding Klossowski’s literary and visual relationship to the exploited (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  20
    Taste and Other Senses: Reconsidering the Foundations of Aesthetics.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    The sense of taste has served as a governing metaphor for aesthetic discernment for several centuries, and recent philosophical perspectives on this history have invited literal, gustatory taste into aesthetic relevance. This paper summarizes the disposition of taste in aesthetics by means of three stories, the most recent of which considers food in terms of aesthetics and its employment in works of art. I conclude with some reflections on the odd position that taste has achieved in the postmodern art world, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  9
    Aesthetics and Judgment: “Why Kant Got It Right”.Morten Kyndrup - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    The article argues that although all scholars within aesthetics basically know and recognize it, there is a tendency in many of its traditions to forget or to underestimate the importance of the aesthetic judgment. With Thierry de Duve’s short paper “Why Kant got it Right” as its point of departure, this importance is discussed. Not only its importance in aesthetic relations and to aesthetics as a discipline, but also in a broader sense, through the contribution to the overall social cohesion (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  1
    Contributors.Jacob Lund - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  1
    Introduction.Jacob Lund & Anne Sejten - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    Across philosophical traditions the question of taste has – at least paradigmatically since Kant’s third critique – been one of the most, perhaps the most central question within the discipline of aesthetics. The present issue of NJA explores ways in which this question can be addressed today; politically, analytically, historically, disciplinarily. The articles all stem from the inaugural conference of the research network Aesthetics Unlimited, which was held at Roskilde University, Denmark on 4–5 May 2017. Collaborating with Séminaire d’Esthétique Européen (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19.  7
    The Origins of the Transcendental Justification of Taste: Kant’s Several Views on the Status of Beauty.Esther Pedersen - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    The article follows Kant’s different views on aesthetics ranging from the pre-critical period to the Critique of the Power of Judgement. It argues that John Zammito’s psychological explanation of why Kant in the third Critique developed an argument for the transcendental justification of judgements of taste is unconvincing. As an alternative, the article shows how Kant in his published pre-critical discussions of aesthetics was relying upon empiricist sources while he in private comments turned to consider the culture critique of Rousseau. (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  3
    Distinction and Difference: Revisiting the Question of Taste.Juliane Rebentisch - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    The essay discusses the logic of distinction under the sign of the contemporary culture of difference and proposes a discussion of the relationship between taste and contemporary art. The recent trend toward greater individualization might have rendered social codes more permeable. But this state of affairs is neither the opposite of the standardization nor does it imply that the social logic of distinction has been suspended. It has merely undergone further differentiation, but without abolishing the signifiers of status. On the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21.  3
    From Hume’s “Delicacy” to Contemporary Art.Anne Sejten - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    David Hume’s essay “Of the Standard of Taste” —which represents a major step towards clarifying eighteenth-century philosophy’s dawning aesthetics in terms of taste—also relates closely to literal, physical taste. From the analogy between gustatory and critical taste, Hume, apt at judging works of art, puts together a contradictory argument of subjectivism and the normativity of common sense. However, a careful reading of the text unveils a way of appealing to art criticism as a vital component in edifying a philosophically more (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22.  3
    Review: Richard Shusterman, the Adventures of the Man in Gold. Paths Between Art and Life. [REVIEW]Stefán Snævarr - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    When Richard Shusterman burst on the academic scene some decades ago he quickly became the golden boy of aesthetics. Now in his late sixties he is hardly a boy anymore, but possibly a golden oldie. Nevertheless, he is still prone to boyish pranks as can be seen in parts of his new book, The Adventures of the Man in Gold. Paths between Art and Life.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  4
    The Aestheticisation of Taste, a Consequence of the “Aestheticisation” of Beauty.Carole Talon-Hugon - 2018 - Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 26 (54).
    At the beginning of modern times, taste was seen as a sort of sense of sociability, indistinctly moral and aesthetic. Why, during the eighteenth century did it become exclusively the sense of beauty? To understand this change, this article maintains that we must consider the great revolution, which affected the idea of beauty between the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, that is to say the end of the metaphysical conception of beauty. We must analyse the phenomenon of beauty aestheticisation produced (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues