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Liberties and Servitudes of Art, or About the Temptation of Existence

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Author(s): Florea Lucaci

Journal: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
ISSN 1583-0039

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: art | liberty | experimentation | faith | existence | postmodernism

ABSTRACT
This study departs from the premises that the idea of freedom determines a paradoxical condition of the relation between art and politics. The author uses the concept of freedom in a Kantian manner, as a transcendental condition of the co-ordination of the historically constituted values in the fields of art and politics. Metaphorically speaking, the experience of freedom can be understood as a temptation to existence. Analytically speaking, from the perspective of the practical reason, one can observe that freedom funds the paradoxical relations between the competences of a certain field of culture and the creative performances of the art- ists. More exactly, political persuasion can be rediscovered in what recent history calls “the Manicheist spirit of the artist”.
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