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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 9–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Olaf Peters This article aims to explain the genesis, the dynamics, and some contradictions of National Socialist policy on art around 1937, the year of the notorious exhibition Degenerate Art . Adolf Hitler and his supporters did not invent the phrase degenerate art , but they adopted...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Malika Maskarinec In his 1920 lecture “Künstlerische Zeitfragen” (“Artistic Questions of the Time”), the art historian Wilhelm Worringer declares the end of expressionism and the end of art. The polemical diagnosis claims that because the arts are no longer able to express a collective subjectivity...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 41–73.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in the Dada movement. After demonstrating similarities between the Dadaists' advertising strategies and those advocated by advertising theorists and practitioners of the time, the article shows how Dadaists used advertising to intervene in ongoing debates about art and commerce, pitting themselves against...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... these with the literary reportage style of Egon Erwin Kisch. Its similarity to Der Querschnitt reveals the dialectical engagement of Berlin’s artist and journalist circles with mass cultural forms, including tourism. While guidebooks diversified to accommodate a modern “art-loving” demographic that ridiculed both...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by the “truth content” of artworks. This theoretical move is meant to shed new light on how Adorno sees the relationship between art and politics. The inclusion of Adorno in the tradition of the beautiful and his portrayal as a forerunner of Jean-François Lyotard’s aesthetics of the sublime are flawed. In other...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Rosemarie Brucher Abstract Artistic self-injury, established as an art form since the late 1960s, polarizes the audience and still raises questions about the motivations behind such actions as well as about the narrative contexts in which they occur. While past research has focused on either...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Frederic Ponten Abstract This article details the brief collaboration between Siegfried Kracauer and Gregory Bateson in the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art during World War II as an intriguing episode in intellectual history, touching on film and media studies, anthropology, and German...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... an unexamined alternative to philosophical anthropology’s revival. A reconstruction of Adorno’s position shows how Adorno displaces anthropological problems into his philosophy of art, where the principle of mimesis offers a potentially nonanthropological model of human potential. Yet it also reveals how...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Peter E. Gordon Abstract This article seeks to reconstruct a central claim of Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , namely, that art is simultaneously autonomous and socially conditioned. The thesis of art’s “double character” is often misunderstood, especially by critics who wish to fault Adorno...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Shea Coulson Funnier Than Unhappiness: Adorno and the Art of Laughter Shea Coulson There is no better trigger for thinking than laughter. —Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2017
... . Reinbek bei Hamburg : Rowohlt . Dellheim Charles . 2008 . “Framing Nazi Art Loot.” In The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times , edited by Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Barbara Karp Jonathan , 319 – 34 . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press . Hinz Berthold . 1974...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 75–86.
Published: 01 February 2017
... discussions in the Russian Federation and in many senses became a mirror reflecting Russian policy changes and predicting the transformation of the failed liberal democracy into an authoritarian state. Restitution as Diagnosis: Political Aspects of the “Trophy Art” Problem and Russian-German Relations...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 109–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Lawrence M. Kaye This article examines the problems associated with the restitution of Nazi-looted art in the United States by focusing on some of the leading cases. Although some legal battles have been won by the heirs of Holocaust victims and others are ongoing, many have been unsuccessful...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 125–142.
Published: 01 February 2017
... worked in challenging circumstances and sometimes fell short of certain ideals. The Allies' restitution policies evolved amid difficult political realities. The role of art dealers in this complex of issues is also ripe for reassessment. And museum officials outside Germany, both before and after 1945...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Jonathan Kalb Germania 3: Gespenster am toten Mann: Heiner Müller and the Art of Posthumous Provocation Jonathan Kalb Germania 3: Gespenster am Toten Mann, or Germania 3: Ghosts at the Dead Man, is Heiner Müllerʼs posthumously published...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Blind Mice” as endemic of a global epidemic: a positivistic reductionism found not only in philosophy and music but also in culture and society at large. Three Blind Mice: Goodman, McLuhan, and Adorno on the Art of Music and Listening in the Age of Global Transmission...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Adorno's more than skeptical position toward film relies on notions of self-reflexivity usually on reserve for high art. When Stanley Cavell situates film as a reflective form of skepticism that binds camera, spectator, and image together, it comes neatly to this position. Adorno at this point does...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... 2013 Art and the Politics of the Desert: German Exiles in California and the Biblical Bilderverbot Michael A. Rosenthal In the wake of the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the National Social- ists’ violent consolidation of its power...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... ideology. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 The Politics of Longevity: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s Essayism and the Art of Outliving Oneself Adrian Daub If my descendants have other tastes, I shall have ample...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... School Jürgen Habermas modernity Art and Emancipation: Habermas’s “Die Moderne— ein unvollendetes Projekt” Reconsidered Gili Kliger The Fate of Aesthetics While, by Habermas’s own admission, his remarks on aesthetic modernity always...