Anselm Franke

In this seminar, we will focus on the relation of modern and contemporary art to other forms of creative work, collective expression and imaginative faculties, which in the process of modernization have been marked as pre- or non-modern. We will trace the process by which crafts, folklore, ritual and myth where secluded from the process in which modern art emerged as a discipline, and as a value-form. We will discuss the social isolation of art in relation to the problem that cosmology has become in modern and capitalist societies.