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Decay of aura comes from a desire of masses to bring things closer both spatially and humanly new significance of the masses , b desire to overcome every reality by accepting its reproduction — original includes uniqueness and permanence, instant reproduction includes reproducibility and transitoriness; sense of the universal equality of things postmodern — image precedes the real.

Mechanical reproductions frees art from ritual cults. Cult: ritual function original — use value as basis of value of authenticity. So, instead of basing art on ritual, it is based on other forces, e.

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Exhibition value differs from cult value. New functions, therefore, take over works, artistic function becomes incidental.


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Cult resistance fails. Has Art changed its nature?

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Film: early film theorists Arnheim try to defend film as art, i. Film is a type optical testing. Shot - arranged reactions [e.

You are the event. The camera penetrates reality.

Sadaam Statue , then making a pure spectacle. Enjoyment is inseparable from criticism.

Summary of Walter Benjamin

German Expressionism. Film is analytical perception. London: Fontana. Ways of Seeing.

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Philosophy portal Sociology portal. Each convolute is matched with a single art work, turning each piece into a kind of illustration of the concept Benjamin was exploring.

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At times the three-room space feels like a clutter, and some of the smaller pieces on display—two delicate Walker Evans photos, for instance—feel smothered by the copious commentary. But this overload also feels appropriate to Benjamin—more text surrounds us than we can reasonably process. The most successful associations allow work and concept to illuminate one another.