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Alva Noë

Alva Noe is an author and philosopher based in Berkeley and New York.

THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ART
Art Placebo

I don’t know whether it is true that a janitor at an art gallery was fired not so long ago for sweeping up the artwork the morning after the opening, but the story captures a certain skepticism about art: if art is whatever “we,” or the art cognoscenti, say it is, then there is no such thing as art.

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JUL-AUG 2020

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