Arte como um modo de ação: alguns problemas com Art and Agency de Gell

  • Howard Morphy Australian National University

Resumo

Este artigo dialoga com os argumentos teóricos do livro Art and Agency, de Alfred Gell. Sugere-se que Gell, ainda que sustentando enfaticamente uma perspectiva orientada para a ação, desvia a atenção da agência humana ao atribuir agência aos objetos. Argumenta-se que as propriedades mesmas da arte, que Gell exclui da sua definição de objeto de arte e, em grande medida, da sua análise – estética e semântica – são essenciais para a compreensão da arte como um modo de agir no mundo e do impacto que obras de arte têm sobre as pessoas.

Biografia do Autor

Howard Morphy, Australian National University
Research School of Humanities, Australian National University

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2011-11-01
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Morphy, H. (2011). Arte como um modo de ação: alguns problemas com Art and Agency de Gell. PROA Revista De Antropologia E Arte, 1(3). Recuperado de https://www.ifch.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/proa/article/view/2626
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