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The Return of Surrealism in the Age of Postphotography

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2017, 51(), pp.31-64
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.51.0.02
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : June 30, 2017

Lee Phil 1

1홍익대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This essay explores the reception and aesthetic symptoms of contemporary digital photography from the perspective of the change and extension of human perception. I explore photographic images that cross such concepts as reality and its copies, reality and virtuality, real and surreal, simulacra and simulation, and conscious and unconscious mind. I analyze them through the surrealist’s aesthetic of spacing, photographic shock and (de)sublimation, and the representation of landscapes of absence. Finally, I argue that the longing for surrealism in contemporary art is the expression of the desire to resolve the paradox between the given reality and Dasein by concentrating on subversive fantasy and virtual reality.

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