We invite you to read the publication within TPAAE project by Aleksandra Lukaszewicz, “The Artworld vs Art” published in “Roczniki Kulturoznawcze” Vol. XIII, no 4, 2022, pp. 119-129.
The presented statement is part of the volume covering a variety of responses from people who interact with art in different ways. The aim is to suggest to the participant of the contemporary world a new, personal perspective, to rethink what is this area of our world that we label with art; thoughts with and without theoretical suggestions – reflections by the creators and reflections by the audience, teaching humility and uniqueness, perhaps – forming a fresh perspective on art.
Reflecting on the commodification of art and the economic character of a large part of the artworld – from one side, and from the other – I address the performative turn in art in the 20th century, mentioning current examples from the field of art, such as Sokołowsko Laboratorium Kultury and Gropius Granary. This difference I view in transcultural perspective, conscious of the historical and cultural character of the modernist understanding of art as pure, for art’s sake. The theoretical analysis I support with the results of my research from past years on contemporary art of non-European cultures, recently on East African art and culture within the TPAAE project.
The article is accessible on the journal site: https://ojs.tnkul.pl/index.php/rkult/article/view/18079
and in online repository ZENODO, indexed OpenAire: