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Art and conversation: disturbation in public space

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Arthur C. Danto introduced the term “disturbation” in 1985 to denote artworks that confront audiences with the materials of reality in order to produce reactions that are continuous with those of real life. Danto argued that disturbational art dissolve the distance between representation and reality opened up by Platonic metaphysics and by the insertion of theatrical distance, returning art to its mimetic and magical phase.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

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Supervisor
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Francis Onyango Oketch
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:7b5abb31-0fed-44fb-bcd1-91e1fa96bd58
Local pid:
ora:7708
Language:
English
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