If you look online, there are a host of opinions on what art and aesthetics are. As starting points for today’s campfire, I have a couple of resources to give us some common ground – particularly for those not familiar with aesthetics. I also provide information on a work that caused considerable controversy in 2000, when it was first exhibited and still raises key questions today.
Marco Evaristti‘s ‘Helena’ consisted of 10 blenders, each containing live goldfish and obviously connected to power. There was implicit in the installation the option for anyone viewing the piece to press an ‘on’ button – resulting in obvious negative consequences for the fish inside.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM AEDT
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The Ethics Centre provides An Ethics Explainer: Aesthetics – What makes something Art, and for those who would rather watch there is Crash Course Philosophy’s “Aesthetics: What good is it?”: