Los peligros de la estética en "La obra de arte en la época de su reproductibilidad técnica".
Author(s)María Mercedes Andrade
Works of Art
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractThis article engages with Walter Benjamin’s essay, “The Work of Art in the Era of Its Technical Reproducibility”. It analyzes Benjamin’s criticism of a “disinterested aesthetic” and explores the two alternatives that he suggests: the aestheticization of politics and the politicization of aesthetics. In order to illustrate the warnings that Benjamin makes regarding the “dangers of aesthetics,” the article makes a comparison with Franz Kafka’s story, In the penal colony. It concludes by underlining some of the similarities between Benjamin and the German aesthetic tradition.