Wednesday, October 11, 2017

dziga vertov & constructivist cinema

1 comment:

yuting said...

dada art attract me most this time. it was an art movement of the european avant garde in the early 20th century. developed in reaction to the first world war, the dada movement consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. the art of the movement spanned visual, literary, and sound media, including collage, sound poetry, cut-up writing, and sculpture. dadaist artists expressed their discontent with violence, war, and nationalism, and maintained political affinities with the radical left. Dada was the first conceptual art movement where the focus of the artists was not on crafting aesthetically pleasing objects but on making works that often upended bourgeois sensibilities and that generated difficult questions about society, the role of the artist, and the purpose of art. artists like Hans Arp were intent on incorporating chance into the creation of works of art. This went against all norms of traditional art production whereby a work was meticulously planned and completed. The introduction of chance was a way for Dadaists to challenge artistic norms and to question the role of the artist in the artistic process. Dada artists are known for their use of readymade objects - everyday objects that could be bought and presented as art with little manipulation by the artist. The use of the readymade forced questions about artistic creativity and the very definition of art and its purpose in society.

yuting