A Place to Know

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Aesthetic Meaning in Recent Visual Art
Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf

To engage with the aesthetic is to watch yourself watching – and what you see cannot be reached, for all that exists is the reflection of the vision performed by you. The aesthetic experience offers insights into the consciousness that are both ancient and linked to creative inventions in present-day art culture.

In A Place to Know, Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf interprets twelve recent artworks, from Sol LeWitt to Katharina Grosse. She sets out the unique claims and qualities which are inherent in seeing and understanding contemporary art.

The book presents four analytical categories of artwork, charting the character of the aesthetic experience and the traditions that determine how we think about visual art. She peels back the layers of consciousness to lay bare the forgotten seams of experience, interwoven with artistic expression. The ancient thus arcs into a deepened awareness of avant-garde art.


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Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf är professor i konsthistoria vid Stockholms universitet. Från att under långa perioder främst ha koncentrerat sig på klassisk och barock konst har hon på senare år skiftat fokus till samtida konst och utställningsstrategier. Hon är rådgivare till universitetet i frågor om projektet Accelerator, en mötesplats kring konst, samhällsfrågor och forskning. Verksamheten riktarsig till allmänheten, studenter och forskare vid Stockholms universitet.

Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf is Professor of Art History at Stockholm University. Having begun her career working on the classical tradition and the baroque, she has now shifted focus to contemporary art and exhibition strategies. She is currently the senior university advisor on art events and exhibits, and on the question of art in comparative analyses when paired with other modes of thought and expression.




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A Place to Know: Aesthetic Meaning in Recent Visual Art