On Some Novel Encounters with Fine Arts. Where to Search for Aesthetics and Where Aesthetics May Have Something to (Re)search

Zoltán Somhegyi


In this paper, I examine some of the various ways, spaces, and situations in which one can currently encounter aesthetic content and have an aesthetic experience. By focusing on examples coming from the world of fine arts, my survey will tackle a double question: I will try to investigate where to search for aesthetics and where aesthetics may have something to (re)search. Considering the novel forms of art presentation that are related to the spread of alternative exhibition spaces, I will examine the emergence of new audiences, the rising power of the art market and art commerce, and their dubious influence on the creation of new standards and canons of art.


Aesthetics; Aesthetic Experience; Infrastructure of Contemporary Art; Art Market; Art Fairs; Museums

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ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics (ISSN 1339-1119) is published biannually by Faculty of Arts, University of Presov, Slovakia and the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia

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