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Cultural Habitus of Art: The Aletheia of Self-Identification Versus the Post-Truth of Postmodernity

The paper focuses on an attempt to apply the habitus theory, first proposed by Pierre Bourdieu, to the current situation in Ukraine’s and global art, with a specific consideration of the ongoing paradigm shift in which the worls might be moving from the ostmodern to the metamodern version. Using the method of comparative epistemology, the authors of the paper, relying on the works by Daniel Dennett, Laurent Jodoin, Seth Abramson and other analysts, make an attempt to prove the effectiveness of studying the cultural habitus of Ukraine from the standpoint of the aletheia of transcendental aesthetics. The authors discuss not just the formal adequacy and legitimacy of the proposed definition of “metamodernism”, but also explore the essential effectiveness of the oscillatory aesthetics of metaxia (understood as oscillations between different narratives and cognitions), striving to overcome the shortcomings of cultural industrial strategies in anticipation of more harmonious, creative, and productive results of the new approaches, which are recognized as post-liberal. In particular, applying comparative art epistemology, scientists analyze specific examples of the use of metamodern cognition in the creative projects of contemporary artists, where symbolic engrams of “structures of feelings” are successfully involved, presenting an absolute time of the aletheia, while maintaining a connection with the realities of modernity.

Aletheia, Global Art, Art of Metamodernism, Ukrainian Cordocentrism, Cultural Habitus, Postliberalism, Post-Truth

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Maryna Protas, Natalia Bulavina. (2023). Cultural Habitus of Art: The Aletheia of Self-Identification Versus the Post-Truth of Postmodernity. American Journal of Art and Design, 8(3), 87-98.

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Maryna Protas; Natalia Bulavina. Cultural Habitus of Art: The Aletheia of Self-Identification Versus the Post-Truth of Postmodernity. Am. J. Art Des. 2023, 8(3), 87-98. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20230803.12

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Maryna Protas, Natalia Bulavina. Cultural Habitus of Art: The Aletheia of Self-Identification Versus the Post-Truth of Postmodernity. Am J Art Des. 2023;8(3):87-98. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20230803.12

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