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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Human Potential

Karen Kurczynski The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn:The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up (2014) He [Jorn] believed that expression is a basic human potential that the institutions of art actually deny ordinary people by turning it into the specialty of a few heroic geniuses. (8) What "institutions of art" "deny" to "ordinary people" is NOT their potential, but rather recognition and resources . If Sunday Painters believe they are entitled to those things simply for being human, then they deserve...
Tags: Art, Jazz, Denmark, Expression, Stefan Kac, Jorn, Asger Jorn, Elitism, From A Notebook, Amateurs And Amateurism, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Situationists, Karen Kurczynski, Helhesten


Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Functionalism as Totalitarian

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 34—on "collective creativity" and the "open work" Given the context of Jorn's extra-painterly concerns in the early 1940s, the idea of openness implicit in the indeterminate compositional process also takes on social and political dimensions. Openness to the new would become one of Jorn's central artistic themes. He argues in Held og Hasard that curiosity about the new and unknown is the beginning of all aesthetic activity. Is this orientation ...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Distrust of Photography

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...distrust of the prefabricated image in fact led him [Jorn] at first to dismiss—shortsightedly—the artistic and critical potential of photography. Jorn writes that excessive faith in the progress and objectivity of science leads to the view that photography is the best art form, because it is the most objective and realistic. But there is no objective reality even in science, he argues, since it is always tied to the needs and interests of those...
Tags: Technology, Jazz, Abstract Art, Stefan Kac, Representation, Jorn, Asger Jorn, Photography And Photographers, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Karen Kurczynski


Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Abstraction and Inhumanity

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn ...this renewed interest in painting [in the 1950s] had an important social function as a profound rejection of what critics perceived as the threatening aspects of the spread of mass-media technologies mostly experienced on a screen. (196) ...cultural critics who contrasted the material specificity of painting as the ultimate medium of sensory engagement to the alienating effects of the mass media, despite the media's own claims to collapse dista...
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Karen Kurczynski—Détournement and Sexual Objectification

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 186—in an endnote Baum ["The Sex of the Situationist International", 2008] defends the SI's use of erotic images of women as critical détournements. I would argue that those images fail to accomplish the SI's critical goals, however, because even out of context they continue to function as heterosexist images of the female body as passive object of desire. Without yet having read Baum's article, I'm predisposed to agree with KK's assessment here....
Tags: Art, Gender, Sexism, Jazz, KK, Baum, Stefan Kac, Representation, DeBord, Asger Jorn, Détournement, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Karen Kurczynski


Karen Kurczynski—Aesthetics Make an Appearance

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 105—on the Statsgymnasium in Aarhus Rational, ordered, rectilinear, Apollonian, the building stands for everything Asger Jorn critiqued in architecture: geometries so harmonious and restrained that they became almost lifeless; the aesthetic celebration of structure and engineering that rejects almost anything decorative, organic, or irregular. Here is a quite curious and loaded usage of "aesthetic;" or perhaps it is the usage of "decorative" in...
Tags: Jazz, Stefan Kac, Asger Jorn, Functionalism And Functionalists, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen, Anti-aesthetic, Weird Usages Of The Word Aesthetic, Karen Kurczynski, Aarhus Rational


Karen Kurczynski—Jorn's Artistic Reality

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 201—quoting directly a "somewhat humorous" passage of Jorn's: What an artwork represents is quite insignificant. What the artist believes it represents is also insignificant. The effect the artist wanted to achieve is itself without interest. What the observer believes he sees in the artwork is in itself insignificant. The only thing that means something is the objective and real effect the art has exercised on the observer. That is the artisti...
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Top AJBlog Posts From The Weekend 04.02.17

A Museum Exhibit That Keeps Moving Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid at the Museum of Modern Art, March 29-April 2. Members of Rosas in Work/Travail/Arbeid/. Counter-clockwise from bottom left: Igor Shyshko, Carlos Garbin, Böstjan Antončič, Julien Monty, Samantha van Wissen, Marie ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2017-04-01 Aretha Franklin’s got it at 75 I saw Aretha Franklin last night from the Chicago Theater’s nosebleed seats, unable to make out her features but sur...
Tags: Art, Aretha Franklin, Ajblogs, Rosas, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, 04.02.17, Travail Arbeid, Chicago Theater, Asger Jorn