Vase of Flowers


Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682 - 1749)


Study for Geometry

Depiction on surface "geometry" in the Japanese Tradition 




Study for depiction on surface "geometry" in the Western Tradition, depiction on surface "geometry" in the Japanese Tradition is different as the Western's, was a cultural difference at the time.

"Silence surrounds us, silence around us" - X


on Green x by Erika Matsunami

On the keyword "ageing" towards conceptual art in the digital age:


Keyword ageing in this artistic research is philosophical consideration. For instance, "capital" in Marxs' theory, "immateriality" and "materiality" in capitalism, how is "aging" viewed?

What gaps between cultural mentality and social condition?
What role can art play in answering these questions?

What is to be taken "materiality" of capitalism is against the aesthetics of the traditional beauty "aging is decaying.". Which question is our current issue, after 2008 the end of classical capitalism since modernism. 

Therefore, my attempt in artistic research is through string theory as well as Einstein's special relativity theory in the 21st century, to explore the new value (as well as, quantum) of aging towards capitalism of all democratic social systems and their ideologies for something new.

-> Philosophical seeing in Cubism

-> Duchamp


Theodor W. Adorno with regards to Walter Benjamin's on Aura and Autonomy in the cultural industry and their exile from (German National Socialism) Germany:

Cassirers politische Philosophie


Zwischen allgemeiner Kulturtheorie und Totalitarismus-Debatte


The paper presents the main lines of the European totalitarianism debates to demonstrate Cassirer's argument on the same phenomenon of totalitarianism. The author focuses on Cassirer's philosophy of culture and political philosophy in relation to the above mentioned debate.
Die Arbeit stellt die Hauptlinien der im 20. Jahrhundert in West- und Osteuropa geführten Totalitarismus-Debatten dar, um die besonderen Merkmale von Cassirers Auseinandersetzung mit demselben Phänomen des Totalitarismus zu zeigen. Der Autor konzentriert sich auf Cassirers Kulturphilosophie und politischer Philosophie im Verhältnis zu den dargestellten Debatten. So wird geklärt, welchen Gewinn Cassirers kulturanthropologisch angelegte Deutung totalitärer Herrschaft aus heutiger Sicht abwirft.




Medienkunst, Finanzökonomie und Neue Technologien, in: Kunstforum International, Bd. 200/2010, [Schwerpunktheft Wirtschaft und Kunst], S. 80-89.

by Ramón Reichert

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In den rezenten Debatten um die Standortbestimmung der zeitgenössischen Kunst zeigt sich ein zunehmendes Interesse an den medialen Repräsentationen des Finanzmarktes. Das Verhältnis von Kunst, Medien und Finanzwirtschaft hat ein neues Feld künstlerischer Praktiken eröffnet, in welchem sich theoretische und praktische Arbeitsweisen von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern mit Verfahren, Methoden und Technologien des Finanzmarktwissens vermischen. An dieser Schnittstelle ist ein künstlerischer Wahrnehmungs- und Reflexionsraum entstanden, der wirtschaftliche Prozesse in ihrer kulturellen Konstruktion sicht- und sagbar zu machen versucht. 

-> Thereby the quetion is for Monade by Leibniz, as well as in Ernst Cassirers Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. It cannot be easily called a "patriarch". In Western societies after Napoleon, the army was the elite. In the Western culture, such as the formation of traditional music orchestras. Monade (Monadology) was Study for elite as well as in Ethics in the Western society. For example, by Stockhousen, the single centrality was dismantled. (Decentralisation)

-> Aus der Sich vom 21. Jahrhundert in der Kulturindustrie: Ich sehe Kunst in der Kulturindustrie im 21. Jahrhundert anders als im 20. Jahrhundert, denn Kunst hat keine kapitalistische Macht und auch keine demokratische und politische Kraft wie im 20. Jahrhundert, insbesondere nach dem Ende des klassischen Kapitalismus im 21. Jahrhundert. 

TV industrie hat eine kapitalistische Macht und auch die demokratische und politische Kraft mehr als Kunst.

Aura und Autonomie: Zur Subjektivität der Kunst bei Walter Benjamin und 

Theodor W. Adorno, Birgit Recki, 1988


-> Video

-> Video

-> Danto

Objectivity and Subjectivity 

Role Exchange (then and now)

September 4, 2014


An Interview with Marina Abramovic by Angela Serino (September 2009).

Marina Abramović. Role Exchange. 1975   (MoMA)

Point of Access: Marina Abramovic's 1975 Performance "Role Exchange"

Anna Novakov                              


Why are artists not ordinary people?

Because, the artistic creation is fiction.

Abramovic's performance is a kind of act by Autor and Director, played a roll of an actress but in (her) political context of subjectivity towards common sense in the society. Thereby, I think that her point is about social contradictions, which was so-called "performativity". Abramovic had paid to a woman who changed the role with Abramovic, and played as a female artist.

How I see her performance from the aspect of organizational paradox, and on fictionality from her reality. For example, Abramovic bought a place from a woman where she is sitting mercuric in the picture like a film, in which place, who worked as prostitution professionally. And a woman in the art, who works in prostitution professionally, would present the reality of historical female life as a performer in the art world (ficutional world), such as "Weltanschauung/worldview is a finctional world also. It was an art work between film and theater (performance). So, realism in art or fiction in art, what tell (give us as an experience) us through art? which representation is the main attention, Abramovic as a prostitution professionally or a woman as an artist professionally? 


You can create a parody that includes similar works, but you can't imitate her work.

In the eastern, communist countiries, the interpretation generally, Abramovic is the wise man who helped the poor woman (otherwise, it is impossible to present her work in the eastern countries, due to the control.). But she doesn't do anything, and in reality it's important for a woman who has a role as an artist professionally to make her own presentation. Finally, Abramovic gave the mythical image of a woman's reality for the audience. Twenty years after World War II, even during the period of high economic miracle, discrimination against women was still strong.

I am still in research, but Benjamin's "aura" with regards to functionality. Therefore Adorno was critical of Benjamin's thesis. (...)


- 1.2 Die Kritik an Benjamins These vom Verfall der Aura: Rettung der Aura als Moment ästhetischer Autonomie. (pp. 74 - 78, Aura und Autonomie: Zur Subjektivität der Kunst bei Walter Benjamin und Thodor W. Adorno, Brigit Recki,1988)

In the West, fiction is philosophical, as well as the bible.

This philosophical nature comes from ancient Greek philosophy.

*ecology of the brain, Thomas Fuchs, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

Original in German Das Gehirn - ein Beziehungsorgan, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2007, pp.

**ecology of the brain, Thomas Fuchs, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

Original in German Das Gehirn - ein Beziehungsorgan, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2007, pp.


“I wanted to distance myself from the physical aspect of painting . . . to adopt an intellectual stance with respect to every artist’s servitude to manual craft.” ―Marcel Duchamp (A review "Review of Damien Hirst's painting exhibition Cherry Blossons" by Joseph Nechvatal, 2021)

I (Erika Matsunami) myself as an artist, I rejected to be a craft man since 1980s.



-> Therefore, I research in the thesis by Nanay, on Uniqueness and his account of semi-formalism in art. (Aesthetics as philosophy of perception, Bence Nanay, OUP, 2016)

If academic researchers such as art historians continue to stick to the style of art as "ism" even today in the 21st century, I think that is too naive.


Going over by AI and Robotics from the 20th century to the 21st century 

The brain as an organ of the living being*

Gaps between traditions and Industrialization:

development of Industrialization

-> The 18th century -> Industry revolution -> Mass Production -> The 19th century -> Industry revolution -> Capitalism (Marx's  "das Kapital" was researched after the Industry revolution in Great Britain) -> The 20the century -> State formation -> World War I -> Communism -> Nation and Democraty -> Printing and Radio Broadcasting -> World War II (Atomic bomb) -> Nuclear energy -> TV -> Aporo on the moon -> International Cable Telecommunication such as faximile -> Printing and Copy ->  DNA research (Molecular biology) -> Robotics and Automation -> Computer technology -> Internet communication -> Digitalization -> New  DNA research (Molecular biology) -> The 21st century ->  Regenerative energy -> Digitalization -> Satellite relay -> Mobile telecomunication -> Social meida and Self-management ->  Digital citizen -> Human interface -> Non-human society with AI ->



-> p.120, the gap between Danto's and Nanay's is Non-TV (still no the spread of television) and TV (The spread of television in Post-war, and from the end of the 20th century, Internet, and today's such as non-human society with AI). Meaning of fiction and its representation. (...)

Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system.[1] It is a multidisciplinary science that combines physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, developmental biology, cytology, computer science and mathematical modeling to understand the fundamental and emergent properties of neurons and neural circuits.[2][3][4][5][6] The understanding of the biological basis of learning, memory, behavior, perception, and consciousness has been described by Eric Kandel as the "ultimate challenge" of the biological sciences.[7]

The scope of neuroscience has broadened over time to include different approaches used to study the nervous system at different scales and the techniques used by neuroscientists have expanded enormously, from molecular and cellular studies of individual neurons to imaging of sensory, motor and cognitive tasks in the brain

„What Is at Stake: qu'est-ce que l'enjeu?

Paradoxes: Problematics: Perspectives in Artistic Research Today“

Prof. Giao Schiesser


Published in: Arts, Research, Innovation and society. Eds. Gerald Bast, Elias G. Carayannis 

[= ARIS, Vol. 1]. Wien/New York: Springer 2015


The brain as an organ of the person**

On creativity from the perspective of the creator

On creativity from the perspective of the recipient

DADA and Contemporary architecture in capitalism:


An Atlas of Commoning
Spaces of Collective Production
June 29–September 22, 2019   


Miller Institute for Contemporary Art
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue
PA 15213 Pittsburgh    

Joseph Nechvatal (Artist, Artistic researcher, Philosopher/Art critics)

Art and Design in Arts and Humanities

Bence Nanay (Philosopher, Aesthetician)

Arts and Humanities

Thomas Fuchs (Neuroscientist)

Biology, Medicine, Science

- Silence surrounds us, silence around us - x

Post-Neue Kunst in the digital age, after the corona pandemic

p. 198,

p. 202,

p. 204, 


Is it a three-dimensional realism (real) on two-dimensional surface or a depiction realism, realistic imagery (trompe l'oeil)? (Space composition) It's an event similar to the sound composition. Is it either the content or the distributed attention?


Air environment

Aquatic environment

Kleine Eingriffe: Nachkriegsmoderne

Arch+ features 56 in Berlin

Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization / INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE TU-BERLIN

Spatial Commons (1) [Seminar]

Präsentation und Diskussion, 2014


Artistic Research Time Machine for Warp

The 21st century


in the social context

Green x in the anthropological sense

The subject in the 20th century was transport (in the real space, such as till on the moon. As far as possible, as fast as possible, and as much as higher and deeper possible), thereby speed in Einstein's special relativity was an important topic. One person of the experience, and the walking distance had limited in one's lifetime without technology. (Limitation of life-environment, but today it is almost unlimited.)

In the 21st century, the subject is transportation (in the virtual space, such as data as the quantity of) in the environment(s). (Almost unlimited notions by data)

So, our notion of time and time perception would be changing, but how they would be changing at the individual level and/or the common level?  That is a question.

Gaps in feminism between traditional feminism and modern feminism

-> Epigenetics in language and memory

If the memory of a gene is generated in the environment, and the inheritance of a gene does not consist of between homo chromosomes only, then the memory of a masculine gene and the memory of a feminine gene are potentially within oneself and will exist in the own self. That is the gaps between oneself, society (social environment) and nature (natural environment) in the natural sense.