THE CONTEXTS OF MODERN ART – NEW CHALLENGES IN THE 21st CENTURY

Daiva Citvarienė

According to the interdisciplinary point of view the conceptions of the authors of different spheres such as sociology, political philosophy and art criticism are reviewed, which unite the glorification of the new para­digmatical ideas and the conceptions of present aesthetics, holism, modern humanism that are restored in the cultural discourse of the report. A modern function of art in the context of the new culture is contemplated and the role of the artist and his mission in strongly changeable civilization that provokes new challenges is disputed. Should art take part in social and political events of its era, what role should it play in the process of democracy, how much the concepts of responsibility, moral, ethics are relevant for today’s artist, – these and other issues are raised in the report.