• Yesim Akdeniz Graf


    The notion of authentic experience no longer enjoys the status it once did, not even in art. Even the word authenticity sounds a bit odd in today’s cultural climate. Perhaps it was Giorgio di Chirico, the painter of pittura metafisica, who first drew attention to the modern loss of authentic experience in his depictions of a primordial human nature grown obsolete. This loss, which can produce either melancholy or a sense of freedom, calls for new approaches to art. According to Yesim Akdeniz Graf, the only thing that can give us “a feeling of difference” today is “biography and referentiality.”

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