HELMUT DRAXLER

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Hinweis:
Aufgrund einer Erkrankung von Prof. Näher muss der Vortrag "Rebellen" am Freitag, 13.6.2008 leider entfallen und wird im Wintersemester nachgeholt.
Note: Due to illness of Prof. Näher the lecture "Rebels" on Friday, 13th June has to be postponed to the winter term.


Helmut Draxler: Substance vs Shandy
Wednesday, 18th June, 19 h, Aula

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.

‚Substance’ is not only a category for a deeper understanding of an artwork, but an aesthetic category of its own. In a certain sense it is the aesthetic category since the late 18th century, functioning as a sort of back ground metaphor for all the other aesthetic categories. Therefore, idealistic and anti-idealistic positions in art criticism and art practice can be understood as a struggling for the better understanding of what ‘substance’ is about. That is why, especially anti-idealistic positions are easily trapped in their own preliminary idealistic decisions. For a more subtle way to negotiate ‘substance’ I suggest the ‘shandean’ tradition, based on Lawrence Sterne’s famous novel Tristram Shandy.

A presentation of of three books by Helmut Draxler
- Gefährliche Substanzen. Zum Verhältnis von Kritik und Kunst, Berlin 2007
- Die Gewalt des Zusammenhangs. Raum, Referenz und Repräsentation bei Fareed Armaly, Berlin 2007 (Coercing Constellations. Space, Reference, and Representation in Fareed Armaly)
- Shandyismus. Autorschaft als Genre, Stuttgart 2007 (Shandyism. Authorship as Genre)