Re: [Foucault-L] Aesthetics and Power

He wrote alot in the 60's regarding the relations between artworks and
power relations/epistemology. His writings on painting and literature
somewhat fall under this category. He also was in the midst of writing
a substantial book on the connection between painting and politics
with regards to the work of Manet. It was never finished but a few
Tunisian lectures roughly sketching the work of that book have been
published in a new little volume : "Manet and the Object of Painting"
or some such thing. It doesn't get to the crux of what Foucault wanted
to do with Manet but its a start.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Teresa Mayne <teresa.mayne@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thank you!
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Douglas Olena <doug@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Try the arts of self construction found in "The Politics of Truth",
>> especially in 'What is Enlightenment?' The concept of transgression is
>> important and writing as self construction. Try the end of the
>> Rousseau article. Look at self construction as an aesthetic project.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 16, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Teresa Mayne <teresa.mayne@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello again.  It's been a while, but I was wondering if anyone knows
>> > if
>> > Foucault wrote anything on the relation between aesthics and power?
>> > I am
>> > writing a review on 'The Political Life of Sensation' by Panagia and
>> > it
>> > would be a great help if I could add some more depth to my theory with
>> > 'sweet pea's' help.  I understand aesthetics to be a broader
>> > conceptual
>> > apparatus, that depending on the relation to which, we construct our
>> > relationship towards the world through consciousness's
>> > interpretation of
>> > it (i.e. representation).  So, the work doesn't have to necessarily
>> > revolve
>> > around the traditional conception of art, but if we could find
>> > something
>> > that plays with it a bit would be absolutely brilliant.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Teresa
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