Kunsten som værensudlægning

Johan Fleischer, Jesper Bagger Hviid, Anna Sif Kyhn & Gisli Lukas Lundahl

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This assignment investigates Heidegger’s concept of being as it is laid out in his two works Sein und Zeit and Der Ursprung des Kunstwerks. At first it looks into how Heidegger understands art as interpretation of being, secondly, through his work Was ist Metaphysik, how art can establish a breakdown of meaning and how something can be nothing. It finishes by comparing and discussing Heidegger’s understanding of art to dada-ism as it was manifested by the anti-art movement, represented by Marcel Duchamp’s, amongst others, and his work Fontaine (1917) as an example of meaninglessness in art. The assignment concludes that Heidegger’s understanding of art actually includes Duchamp’s anti-art project, even though Heidegger is not discussing the art form in his works. Both Heidegger and Duchamp’s are seeking to break up with a pre-founded opinion on what something is. Heidegger does this theoretically, and Duchamp does this practically.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereFinn Guldmann


  • Heidegger
  • Kunst
  • Kunstværkets oprindelse
  • Fontaine
  • Værensudlægning
  • Duchamp