Das Bild als Subjekt? Eine Zusammenfassung der Kritik an Horst Bredekamps Theorie des Bildakts

Autor: Elena Chiara Treiber
[erschienen in: IMAGE 32 (Juli 2020): Bildhandeln]

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The article summarizes the critiques of Horst Bredekamp’s Theory of the Image Act from 2010 expressed in reviews, essays, and monographs and provides a structured overview of the evaluation of the Image Act by experts. Criticism of animism, anthropomorphism, and the auto-reflexivity of images are addressed along with problems of theory formation, pseudo-scientific rhetoric, the avoid-ance of contextualization, and the strategy of building a profile.