AESTHETIC FREEDOM AND SOCIAL MARGINS IN POST-MODERN CONTEXT

Rūta Bagdanavičiūtė

The article Art and Values: Aesthetic Freedom and Social Con­sequences in a Postmodern Context analyzes the issue of art’s social responsibility. An attempt is made to consider the limits of social individual art freedom, to clarify whether it is not a socially committing experience. Postmodernism and its artistic expressions in exhibitions, performances and literature have been selected as objects of the philosophical research. The author reveals the very phenomenon of postmodernism, and especially art’s resistance to any sort of a priorism. Artistic individual and social dimensions are distinguished – the article maintains the position which believes in art's ability to acquire the right of a discourse type of openness. Thus, it is important not to accept it too imitatively.