Base, Superstructure, Aesthetic Level: notes on a theory

  • Gary Tedman
Keywords: aesthetics, art, Althusser, levels


This essay outlines in simpler terms (than before) a theory of the aesthetic level of practice, underpinning the Marxist theory of art, which is a part of the theory of social reproduction. It gives an example of an application of the theory to 1968. Refers to Althusser.


Author Biography

Gary Tedman
I am currenly an independent theorist, a professor of art history. Graduate of the RCA London 1988 and Portsmouth Fine Art Dept. 1982. I write for Political Affairs journal.
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