memory. language, art. wittgenstein. books. ceramics.

all sorts of thinkings on memory, language, art, wittgenstein, books, etc, while I am getting on with my MA

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Susan Sontag and more problems with content

I am reading Susan Sontag's "Against Interpretation and Other Essays". And it's good. Just what the doctor ordered to my undecided and confused self, who does not know how to deal with content, interpretation and aesthetics of my own work.

Of course, Susan Sontag does resolve any of my problems. She only provides arguments and insight into the issues along the same line of thought, that I have been following.

Here is my favorite quote so far:

"A work of art encountered as a work of art is an experience, not a statement or an answer to a question. Art is not only about something; it is something. A work of art it a thing in the world, not just a text or a commentary on the world." (p.21, Sontag)