Rebecca Horn

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Wer Texte schreiben will, statt Kunst zu machen (hier am Beispiel von Werken Rebecca Horns, gegenwärtig im Basler Tinguely-Museum zu sehen), sollte Texte schreiben. Die Konzeptkunst ist selbstverleugnend.

Im Gegensatz zur Konzeptkunst steht die kantische Kunst, d.h. dekorative Kunst, die nur wegen unseres Wohlgefallens und keines Interesses am Objekt bewundert wird. Die kantische Kunst widerspricht sich: Niemand bewundert das Unattraktive.

Die Kunst, die die meisten kennen, befindet sich in der Mitte – genau der Stelle also, die Horn nicht kennt.

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After a visit of the Rebecca Horn exhibition at the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Switzerland:

Artists who would rather like to write texts, should rather write texts.

In the antipodes of conceptual artists you have the Kantians, i.e. artists who try to depict objects in which the spectator is desinterested albeit aesthetically satisfied. To disable interest in a human body, Kantians would rather depict human bodies that do not appeal to one’s libido. However, this invites a contradiction. Who would be satisfied from something explicitly unattractive?

The art most people know lies in the middle between conceptual and Kantian art. Horn avoids this spot.

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