Why Duchamp is an artist and you are not

Alessio Tacca University of New South Wales PROGRAM ABSTRACTS Workshop 2017 In this paper I argue that Duchamp’s readymades constitute an attack on the essentialist ontology of art. Essentialists claim that an object is a work of art if and only if it has an aesthetic...

John Dewey and The Poetic Experience

Gavin Smith University of Western Sydney PROGRAM ABSTRACTS Workshop 2017 Workshop Videos In Art as Experience, Dewey rejects the hierarchical assessment of the arts, that one is finer or better than another, arguing that different artistic media have different...