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03 November 2013
Arthur C. Danto

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Empezábamos la semana lamentando la muerte de Lou Reed, de la persona y del símbolo. Con pocas horas de diferencia, nos dejaba otro referente, Arthur C. Danto, profesor emérito en la Universidad de Columbia, en Nueva York y, durante muchos años, crítico de arte del periódico The Nation. Filósofo y pensador, uno de los aspectos más destacados de Danto fueron las relaciones que estableció entre filosofía y arte contemporáneo y su interés en analizar las difusas fronteras entre el mundo real y el del arte que plasmó en libros como Más allá de la Caja de Brillo: las artes visuales desde las perspectivas posthistóricas o La Madonna del Futuro: Ensayos en un mundo del arte plural.

El Danto que recuperamos hoy no es el conferenciante en un ambiente académico, sino el apasionado del arte que vía skype participa en el Festival Internazionalle di Filosofia dell’Arte Contemporanea de Turín, compartiendo de una manera más vivencial que teórica su relación directa con Andy Warhol y su especial encuentro con la Caja de Brillo.

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