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Art criticism by layman in ‘a new online public sphere’: Spontaneous criticism and writing as speaking

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2013, 39(), pp.185-214
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : October 31, 2013

KIM, Sung-Ho 1

1성신여자대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study concerns ‘art criticism by layman’ not ‘art criticism by experts’. That is, it concentrates on critically exploring the hallmarks and nature of ‘non-professional art criticism’ from social, historical perspectives defining its semantic concept. Both the ‘public sphere’ concept Jürgen Habermas presented through 18th century French salons, and the ‘new public sphere’ concept raised online triggers critical acts by laymen. Taking note of the main notions such as ‘spontaneous criticism’ and ‘public opinion of expression’ derived from acts of non-professional criticism, I try to reveal these as positive concepts of criticism that ‘art criticism by experts’ does not have. I concretely explore the possibility to apply these notions to art criticism by professionals, such as institutional criticism or criticism about institutions, based on the theme context, and through the methodology of writing in an online space, seen as ‘space for democratic communication’. In addition I draw out implications of ‘social aesthetics’ and ‘writing as speaking’, denoting the critical acts by laymen, advocated through comparative analysis of attitudes and methodologies of writing in professional and non-professional criticism. Consequently, this study intends to present a practical theory, that is, a pragmatic research methodology that may solve in part impending tasks of ‘professional art criticism’ through study of ‘non-professional art criticism’.

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