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Pensive Image : Rancière’s Theory on the Knot between Art and Aesthetic Experience

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2018, 55(), pp.173-199
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.55.0.06
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Hwang Dae Won 1

1서울대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper will examine Rancière's unique concept of “pensive image” and clarify its significance in his aesthetic theory. Pensive image should be considered a key concept comparable to his relatively well-known notions such as “the distribution of the sensible” and “the politics of aesthetics”. Elaborating this concept, Rancière reinterpret Kant's “aesthetic idea” in the context of the discourses of modern arts. Kant, in Critique of Judgment, pointed out the gap between art that embodies concepts in various ways and aesthetic experience that occurs “without concept”, and suggested his theory of the aesthetic idea that links the two sides. Since Rancière also needs to explain the knot between art and aesthetic experience in that he supports the aesthetic regime of art, the concept of pensive image which reinterprets the aesthetic idea is indispensable to his aesthetic theory. Moreover, in the context of Emancipated Spectetor, this concept is expanded into the thought of the knot between individual artwork and interpretation by individual spectator, and thus characterizes the aesthetic interpretation of art that serves the emancipation of spectator.

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