Chronicle

Blood and Beauty
September 9, 2009

On 9 September 2009 at 7 pm, as part of the Center's cooperation with the "Art Kliuch" association, the Center's exhibition curator and art project manager Bohdan Shumylovych spoke on the "Language of Modern Art: Blood and Beauty." 

Can anything be beautiful, that looks unpleasant and unattractive from the first sight? Does the structure of beautiful foresee death? Should art be only pleasant and soothing or can it also be provocative and even shocking?

The speaker talked about anti-aesthetics, roots of negative themes in art and about the nature of aesthetic judgment in general.  Why can the presence of blood, urine or death scenes be called art? Is it art at all? Whatisart? 

It is hard to give an answer to these questions, but it is worth to meditate on them.