ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 30

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

ON EVALUATION



Jacinto Lageira
Transvaluation and Invaluation

 


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Elodie Antoine and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

PREVIOUS LETTERS

THE INFLUENCE OF THE SAINT-SIMONIANS AND THE IDEA OF ART IN THE VANGUARD OF THE SOCIAL REFORM

BODY MORALITY

DANDIES

The Model Child

THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE USEFUL

Photographs by amateurs

The market, at the start

art in the republic

the voyage of the avant-gardes

Major exhibitions

WHAT IS SOCIAL ART ?

PRIMITIVISMS

realisms

JOSEPHf? BEUYS : A SHAMAN'S FACTORY ?

the Artist and the philosopher

appropriations

THE OPACITIES OF THE TECHNOLOGY

Alternatives to the art market in new york

genius

PREHISTORIES

POSTWAR

MONEY

Icons

THE POWER OF ARTISTS

values in formation

nominalism

ANCIENT ROME

 




 
EDITORIAL

 


        
 
       Jacinto Lageira, who has recently published a book on the derealization of the world, is known for his texts about contemporary art and about theoretical reflections upon it. Lageira studies for us here how the considerable broadening of the notions of aesthetics and the artistic has had its effects on all sorts of objects. At first sight, this is a good piece of news, much hoped for since the beginning of the twentieth century. Looked at more closely, this situation obliges one to rethink the traditional system of evaluation from top to bottom while escaping the trap of a universal ecumenical attitude that would, in the final analysis, result only in tepid indifference within a world where art would operate within a closed circuit and without any living connection to society.


Laurence Bertrand Dorléac



Letter published with the support of the Foundation of France

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