NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Philosophy

CREATING IDENTITY AND ITS CONNECTION WITH CORPOREALITY IN CONTEMPORARY SLOVAK ART

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jana Waldnerova, Assoc. Prof. Dr . Viera Jakubovska

ABSTRACT

In the text, the authors deal with the processes of identity formation in the contemporary Slovak art. They explain that issues of identity as well as formation of male, female or even authorial identity are getting into the centre of artistic attention nowadays. They focus on various evolution variations and transformations of identity. The issue of identity comes from the postmodern feeling of ambivalent existence, its manipulability, fragmentations, abbreviative character and infiniteness of all the forms and it has been discussed by a few theorists ( K. Jaspers, W. Welsh, J.P. Sartre, P. Ricoeur). The authors use their ideas to explain and interpret several methods of identity formation. They provide examples of contemporary artistic solutions from foreign as well as from Slovak artistic production that reflexes the aforementioned phenomenon (M. Murin, R. Fajnor, G. Binder, E. Vargova and others). These artists either cross borders of privacy or gender borders in their performative creations.

KEYWORDS

human body, corporeality, creating identity, Slovak art

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, CREATING IDENTITY AND ITS CONNECTION WITH CORPOREALITY IN CONTEMPORARY SLOVAK ART, 365-369 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/42