1. art notes

a few points re Judgement and #art in #Art ?

perhaps this will not get into art in Art..

* we get the kantian thing about aesthetic judgement. that isn’t the same as art judgement. however, in “kant after duchamp” text, there is a making of connection with the judgement question.
a claim that contemporary, or possibly more precise – contemporanial (addressing the fact it is of a certain period as an artistic orientation) – art requires it’s witnesses (my term..) to make a judgement call to the tune of: “Is this Art”?

* we get certain perspectives in art that call for a child-like approaches. one of the claims for such a juvenile approach to art is precisely an idea that kids don’t judge stuff they encounter.
the sky Is blue, the poo Stinks, the colour Red is simply full of Redness.
(dada, paul klee, jeff koons, among art connected that mentioned that – beyond judgement call. a naive call imho, however the interest here is not whether it’s factually correct, but the manufacturing – the fabulating – of a sensasion todo with art and in some relation to judgemental processes.)

* we get question of something, a piece, being Finished – or ready to be shared. Is there a judgement call there?

* we get the process of composition. a process of justification and adjusting elements for producing certain effects.
(often, the said effects are in fact aimed to come beyond judgement. I’d say this “beyond judgement” comes in various ways: from the “autonomy of art/ist”, from connecting with certain traditions or histories – which are arbitrary themselves, but taken as justification beyond judgement to do such and such. ..and ofcourse moral, ethical and indeed financial justifications for activities – that, like compositional justifications, are beyond judgement.)

* we get the the question of Arbitrary – how come x art in an Art (world) should come to life? ..and here, perhaps the flip of the arbitrary comes to life as well –
arbiter is the judge.
who and how to judge the judge who is beyond judgement?