The Phenomenon of Interruption in the Visual Arts: A Comparison of Works by Daniel Libeskind, Gerhard Richter, and Ilya Kabakov

The Phenomenon of Interruption in the Visual Arts: A Comparison of Works by Daniel Libeskind, Gerhard Richter, and Ilya Kabakov

By: Wendy Koenig (author)Hardback

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This work examines specified works of art within the context of Reception Theory, associated with Hans Robert Jauss and Wolfgang Iser, and the aesthetic theories of Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht, Martin Heidegger and Victor Shklovsky, to illustrate the commonalities between works of art in terms of thematic content and the use of 'interruptive' techniques. This manuscript examines the Jewish Museum Berlin by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, the painting cycle October 18, 1977 by German painter Gerhard Richter, and three installations - "Incident at the Museum", or "Water Music"; "Healing with Paintings"; and the "Communal Kitchen" - by Russian artist Ilya Kabakov. The author utilizes Reception Theory, and other aesthetic theories, to illustrate the commonalities between the works of art and their capacity to create the conditions for the possibility of a valid aesthetic experience in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Each of the works addresses issues of memory, loss, mourning or exile, and does so in a manner that acknowledges and successfully contributes to the development of its respective medium (whether architecture, painting or installation). Such innovations are revealed to a greater degree when the works are considered in conjunction with one another rather than separately.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773447899
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780773447899
  • ISBN10: 077344789X

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