Has art ended again?

Andy Warhol in 1964. Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori/Getty Ever since Hegel, artists and critics alike have been claiming that art is finished. But what could that actually mean? Owen Hulatt  is a teaching fellow in philosophy at the University of York. His research focuses on profundity in music and art. His latest book is Adorno’s Theory of Aesthetic and Philosophical Truth: Texture and Performance (forthcoming September 2016).  There are more artworks, and more types of artwork, being produced than ever before. Galleries are widespread and – in some countries – free. Major art prizes, and major artists, receive frequent … Continue reading Has art ended again?

Signs of Consciousness, Sentience and Intelligence in Nature Demand Our Respect

by Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer, Waking Times Part of our lot as human beings on planet earth is dominion over the plant and animal kingdoms, and as a by-product of our economic and cultural heritage, we have largely become indifferent to the suffering of animals. An indicator of the cruelest aspects of our nature. This systemic disrespect for nature and her creatures is part of, or symptomatic of, a larger problem with modern society, the institutionalized perception that we are separate and independent of our environment. This dualism is part of the division of consciousness that is often noted in ancient texts as … Continue reading Signs of Consciousness, Sentience and Intelligence in Nature Demand Our Respect