Research Article

Framing Artification



The article seeks to explain what it means to say that an object has the status of being made art-like. I have reconstructed and analysed Ossi Naukkarinen and Yuriko Saito’s definition of artification and flagged up its methodological limitations. My conclusions serve as a starting point for describing the nature of artified objects, the way they are individuated, and how they persist. I consider the question of what can and what cannot be artified. Finally, I propose that artification be redefined in such a way as to render it informative on the grounds of the largest number of existing aesthetic theories of art.
  • Year: 2015
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 131-151
  • DOI: 10.33134/eeja.136
  • Published on 25 Nov 2015
  • Peer Reviewed