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Non-Authenticity: The Paradigm of Contemporary Art

(Original title: Paradigmou súčasného umenia je neautenticita)
Filozofia, 2015, vol. 70, No 9, pp. 736-747.
Language: Slovak
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Nathalie Heinich distinguishes a mutation in the history of art, which appeared due the development of contemporary art. Analyzing a contemporary work of art she finds the non-authenticity to be its essential quality. It is this quality that makes the contemporary work of art different from a modern one laying the claim to authenticity. Non-authenticity presents itself in the author’s intention as untrustworthiness, cheat, insincerity, impersonality, giving up interiority etc.; in the relationship between the artist and his/her work then as breaking the continuity between the two.


Cheat, Contemporary art, fumigate, Non-Authenticity, Singularity, Transgression

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