What impact might art research have on the development of art?
From Critical Practice Chelsea
- This question relates to Benjamin's observations on photography and art. He writes. "The nineteenth-century dispute as to the artistic value of painting veruss photography today seems devious and confused... Earlier, much futile thought had been devoted to the question of whether photography is an art. The primary question - whether the very invention of photography had not transformed the entire nature of art - was not raised. Soon film theorists asked the same ill-considered question with regard to the film."