THEORY: BOOKS

Books by Fré Ilgen available at Amazon. For more information on Ilgen’s writings, see his full biography which you can find under “About.

ARTIST? The Hypothesis of Bodiness

ARTIST? The Hypothesis of Bodiness

English, hardcover, full color, 23 x 28 cm, apr 300 pages, apr 150 pictures of artworks, print run 2000.
The production of the book is supported by private and corporate main sponsors from Korea, and in various ways by private persons, museums and galleries, artists and photographers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA.
Published April 2014 by Wasmuth GmbH, Germany
ISBN 978 3 8030 3364 2

The hypothesis of BODINESS is a new philosophy of the creation and experience of art, arguing we do not only and merely consciously decide what we wish to create or look at, because the human organism, the mind/body, sets perimeters for the creation of and experience offered by artworks. Bodiness does not have the body as subject but the involvement of the (mind/)body in everything we do, think or experience.

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ART? No Thing!

ART? No Thing!
Analogies between art, science and philosophy


edited by Megan Craig, English, 17 x 24 cm, 432 pages, 50 full color reproductions, 20 black/white pictures, Published by PRO Foundation, the Netherlands, in November/December 2004
ISBN 9 0901 8543 7

ART? No Thing!” is an extensive study of the analogies between art, science, and philosophy on experiencing art as an intermediary to understanding reality. Topics as diverse as essence and perception, both in context to the functioning of our brains and bodies in the continuously changing complexities of the world and the universe.

Another substantial part of Ilgen’s hypothesis is that we are all unique individuals, but are nevertheless not entirely free and not only unique. Many natural and highly complex processes around and within us have an impact on our existence, on our whole being, on our perception, and on art.

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ART? No Thing!

BOOK REVIEW BY DONALD KUSPIT
"Not Just Another Manifesto"


by Donald Kuspit, a book review about "ART? No Thing! Aanalogies Between Art, Science and Philosophy", published as main feature review p. 3-5 of the The Art Book, Volume 12 Issue 4, November 2005
ISBN 1368 6267

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