Art After Political Theology

Arne De Boever

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Brings together the philosophy of art and aesthetics with debates about political theology and sovereignty

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Introduction: Post-Exceptionalism and Its Politics

Part I. The Vandal
1. Damage Art
2. The Copy’s Blow

Part II. The Forger
3. Post-Exceptional Fakes
4. Turning Toward Landscape

Part III. The Sage
5. Post-Exceptionalism as Political Formalism
6. From Duplitectures to Dafen

Conclusion: Variations on Post-Exceptional Art

Coda: The End of Art (Once Again)

Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. He is the author of numerous articles, reviews, and translations, as well as several books on contemporary comparative fiction and political and aesthetic philosophy. His books include Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism (2019), Plastic Sovereignties: Agamben and the Politics of Aesthetics (2016), François Jullien’s Unexceptional Thought (2020), and Being Vulnerable (2023).

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