Materialisation of existential aesthetics

Khetrapal, Neha (2023) Materialisation of existential aesthetics. [Working papers (or Preprints)]

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Maes’ proposal on existential aesthetics, which appeared in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism in 2022, has the potential to be extended in myriad manners. Here, the attempt is to confer a material or tangible extension to his proposal. Material existential aesthetics provides scope for dialogues between artists, philosophers, historians and architects. Through their endeavours, viewers can expect to access a tangible platform for addressing existential concerns. Simultaneously, materialisation of existential aesthetics provides an avenue for researchers to examine how material forms, that include cemeteries and memorials, may help salvage people’s existential fears. As the gap between the material and existential aesthetics narrows further, the world may witness new forms of memorials that have the potential to be appreciated for both their utilitarian and artistic values.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Collective Memory | War Memorials | Arts | Conflict | Cross-National Differences
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 05:51
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 05:51
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