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Jared Pappas-Kelley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526129246

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.001.0001

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Art and permeable moments

Art and permeable moments

(p.55) 2 Art and permeable moments
Solvent Form

Jared Pappas-Kelley

Manchester University Press

Chapter two endeavours to define art amid a portmanteau—starting with Jean-Luc Nancy’s understanding of art and the image in The Ground of the Image, Bataille’s ideas concerning art as a rupture or fissure, Jean Baudrillard’s Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?, and Paul Virilio’s The Accident of Art—to understand better the accident, disappearance, and destruction that art courts. Next, it proposes that through this art houses a solvency—in a sense undoing, yet at the same time securing or making fixed—as conflicting and resistant tendencies within the object formed. This chapter also puts forward a correlation between Bataille and Virilio and their ideas regarding the negative or reverse miracle (that they suggest gives art its form), which is similarly made visible through loss or destruction.

Keywords:   Accident, Disappearance, Negative miracle, Portrait, The Magic Mountain, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio

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