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Art, knowledge, and virtue: comments on Alana Jelinek's This is Not Art.

Matravers, Derek (2014). Art, knowledge, and virtue: comments on Alana Jelinek's This is Not Art. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 13(3) pp. 169–177.

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Abstract

This article is a commentary on Alana Jelinek's book, This Is Not Art. It broadly agrees with Jelinek in her diagnosis of the current ills of the artworld, who is to blame for this, and the need for an endogenous value of art. Furthermore, it agrees with her that the value of art lies in its status as a ‘knowledge-forming discipline’. However, it takes issue with the very notion of an ‘avant-garde’ art, with Jelinek's claims concerning truth, and raises questions as to what it is for the discipline of art to be ‘knowledge-forming’. It ends with a sceptical doubt as to whether it is the nature of art to favour politically progressive messages.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1470-2029
Extra Information: Special Issue: Responses to This Is Not Art: Activism and Other Not Art
Keywords: Alana Jelinek; definition of art; truth; knowledge
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43667
Depositing User: Derek Matravers
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 10:14
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43667
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