Why Only Art Can Save Us - Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency

Author(s): Santiago Zabala

theory & criticism

Santiago Zabala declares that in an age where the greatest emergency is the absence of emergency, contemporary art's ability to create new realities is fundamental to democracy. He advances a new aesthetics that draws on Martin Heidegger's distinction between works of art that rescue us from emergency and those that are rescuers into emergency.


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General Fields

  • : 9780231183499
  • : Columbia University Press
  • : Columbia University Press
  • : June 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Santiago Zabala
  • : Paperback
  • : 216