Tra il foglio vuoto e lo schermo
Type e token alla prova dell’arte post-mediale
What kind of entities are works of art from an ontological point of view? This question has become canonical in the framework of analytic philosophy. One way of answering the puzzle seemed to be conclusive. It is the hypothesis that all, or the majority of artworks can be identified with types embedded into tokens. To begin with, I will survey how the type-token distinction transitioned from semiotics to ontology. Secondly, I will consider how some contemporary art forms contributed to questioning this approach to the ontology of artworks. Lastly, I will suggest how the nature of types and tokens should be reassessed in order to properly describe artworks in their historical and socially construed nature.
keywords: Art ontology. Type-token distinction. Post-media condition. Richard Wollheim. Joseph Margolis. Artie Vierkant.
Language: itPublished: Dec. 22, 2020