Acknowledging the Human: The Experience with Performance and the Application of the Concept of "Art"

  • Davide Dal Sasso
Keywords: Performance Art, Imagination, Acknowledgment, Conceptualism, ‘Art’ Concept


In this article, I propose some reasons to explain the relationship between experience with performances and the difficulties in applying the concepts of ‘work of art’ and ‘art’ to them. The hypothesis I formulate is that the performances are works of art that, by causing interferences in the conceptual application, encourage an imaginative activity that projects human limits and possibilities – including those in the use of concepts. This would happen because in the experience with the performances we are influenced by a sort of ‘aesthetic reflexivity’: namely, acknowledging the human – since we are human beings – we are not always able to appeal to the right concepts.


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How to Cite
Dal Sasso, D. (2022) “Acknowledging the Human: The Experience with Performance and the Application of the Concept of "Art"”, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 16(2). doi: 10.4396/20221209.