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Framing Artification


Adam Andrzejewski

Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warsaw, PL
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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.
How to Cite: Andrzejewski, Adam. “Framing Artification”. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics 52, no. 2 (2015): 131–51. DOI:
Published on 25 Nov 2015.
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