Weltbild und Ursprung. Für eine Wiederbelebung der Künste des öffentlichen Raums. Zu Heideggers Bildauffassung der 30er Jahre

Autor: Heiner Wilharm
[erschienen in: Image 18: Bild und Moderne (Ausgabe Juli 2013)]

›Bild und Moderne‹ is a notorious subject of talks and lectures Martin Heidegger gave in the 1930s. Mainly focussing on the writings ›The Age of the World View‹ and ›The Origin of the Work of Art‹ our contribution, in eleven steps, aims at a deconstruction of Heidegger's concept and critical appraisal of the image. This analysis, however, is deepened by taking into account the Heideggerian critique of aesthetics, developed in his confrontation with Nietzsche. By and large, Heidegger's critique allows for the insight that the contemporary privilege of the image, going hand in hand with a progressive aestheticization of art, is a consequence of modern thinking: a result of the modern ego’s self- empowerment, which, both metaphysically and historically, constitutes a main feature of modernity. Pondered within this Heideggerian horizon, not only the attempts of a disciplinary founding in various arts and the Art Sciences, but also the comparable intentions manifest in the interdisciplinary reshaping of Visual Studies and Visual Culture must be put into perspective.

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