Article published in:Controversies, Communication and the Body
Edited by Joseph Lehmann
[Pragmatics & Cognition 23:3] 2016
► pp. 376–389
The Cobweb of Context
ImagINe — (or out of) — Context
The question of context is fundamental in the debate on “What is art?” What the uses of the term mean colour all debates about life and art. Since I am interested in the interpretation and understanding of context in art, and also in life, as well as in how visual arts reinforce or change our mind-constructs either consciously (intentionally) or automatically, I investigate the place of context within this scheme, while referring to various approaches to context and raise series of questions that offer alternatives and point to difficulties.
Keywords: Visual language, Presumptions, Representation of reality, Aesthetics, Pragmatics, Context, Controversies
Published online: 20 July 2017
2009 A conference: Covering and uncovering in language. Conference held in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on 17 May 2009.