The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

October 7, 2008

Can  a moment of sporting brilliance be considered art? I think this video makes it clear. For a brief moment on saturday Zlatan Ibrahimović  was not just an athlete, but an artist. Who would have imagined that the lovechild of Walker, Texas Ranger and Edgar Degas would be so beautiful?

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5 Responses to “ The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction ”

  1. digitalcraftsman on October 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm
  2. revisingproust on October 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    i told FK off-blog that i like the subject line.

    FK politely informed me that “it’s a famous essay (by a german) you should read it!”

    Will do!.


  3. Iordain on October 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    A) Dat gol is shwweeeeeet

    B) Is that essay going to explain to me that this new form of art will render me useless and servile to some type of system i am not yet ready to comprehend or combat?

  4. RustedJesus on October 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Not to get all deconstruction on ya, but we were always already useless if you still consider yourself a subject in a system.

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