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PHILOSOPHY EVENING- Danto Talk Series

4/8/2017

Art Turn into Philosophy? – The Works of Duchamp

(Conduct in Cantonese)

 

Duchamp is the forerunner turning readymade into art and the founder of conceptual art. Art critics and philosopher, Danto, claims the importance of Duchamp’s “Fountain” is to demonstrate that beauty is not a necessary component of the concept of art. Danto also points that Duchamp not only refutes the traditional definition of art and open other possibilities for art development, but also transformed art and turned art into philosophy. However, what does “art turn into philosophy” mean? Let us discuss the significance of Duchamp’s works from the perspectives of the development of art concept and explore the definition of art.

 

Date : 9/9/2017 (Sat)

Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Fee: HKD 150/ person

(Beverages will be provided.)

 

Venue: Cheer Bell Gallery             

Unit 1602, Global Trade Square, 19-21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK              

 

Registration:  Please contact Miss Judith Cheng on or before 6/9/2017.  

Tel.: 2341 8899 / 9725 8019

Email: jc@cheerbell.com


Art Turn into Philosophy? – The Works of Warhol

(Conduct in Cantonese)

 

Andy Warhol is the iconic artist of Pop Art and his work is usually classified as post-modern art. Danto argues that Warhol’s “Brillo box” signifies the end of art and brings in the concept of pluralism – there is no particular style for contemporary art as anything goes. According to Danto, when art has developed an artwork indifferent from a daily object, then the question of “what is art?” could be answered only in philosophy. However, what does philosophy mean here? What would it be when art turn into philosophy?  We will elaborate with Warhol’s works at this philosophy gathering.

 

Date: 21/10/2017 (Sat)

Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Fee: HKD 150/ person

(Beverages will be provided.)

 

Venue: Cheer Bell Gallery             

Unit 1602, Global Trade Square,19-21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK             

 

Registration:  Please contact Miss Judith Cheng on or before 18/10/2017.  

Tel.: 2341 8899 / 9725 8019

Email: jc@cheerbell.com