Tuesday 25th October 2011, 8:00pm
Session 73: “Aesthetic Sovereignty” by Christoph Menke
During this Theory Tuesdays session, Mark Baskett selected the chapter “Aesthetic Sovereignty” from the book The Sovereignty of Art: Aesthetic Negativity in Adorno and Derrida by Christoph Menke (MIT Press, 1998). The discussion outlined core elements of Menke´s argument in relation to aesthetic sovereignty, Adorno, and Derrida. We also “wrestled-out” the possible implications of these ideas with regards to both producing and viewing visual art today.