Gizela Horvath

Gizela Horvath
Partium Christian University | partium · Department of Arts

PhD

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September 2017 - present
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Art is usually to be found within the confines of walls: on church walls, castle corridors, or the walls of a museum or gallery-in the spaces of special experiences, which are separated from everyday life. However, since the 1990s, art has increasingly been found on the exterior walls of the city, primarily in the form of street art. The artistic t...
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Költészet és festészet klasszikus összehason-lítása és szembeállítása egyaránt osztotta azt az alapvetést, hogy a költészet médiuma (a szavak) és a festészet médiuma (a képek) más-más vi-lághoz tartoznak. A szavak jelölnek, a kép ábrá-zol. A szöveg analitikus, temporális médium, a szöveg elolvasása lépésrõl lépésre, idõigénye-sen történik, a kép eg...
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Gombrich established the paradigmatical discussion of tradition and innovation in art in his presentation of the relationship between Renaissance, on the one hand, and the ancient and gothic art on the other hand. Unlike the Renaissance, contemporary art is not able to innovatively feed upon the living artistic tradition. On the one hand, the rapi...
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“Mind the Gap!“ The iconic phrase introduced in 1968 on the London Underground epitomizes the multiple divides that separate us along economic, social, cultural, digital, gender, age, racial, and geographical lines. The term is often used to highlight tensions and disruptions in the social fabric, disparities of income, education level, cultural ba...
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The necessary condition for the reception of art is aesthetic distance, which paradoxically relies on direct experience: one has to be there in front of the artwork, has to live the experience. Therefore, the current pandemic and the practice of social distancing, which attempts to slow it down, is a serious challenge for the arts. This text analys...
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The flood of pictures was the topic of the Argumentor Workshop held in Oradea, Romania on 6 Spentember 2019. Present volume contains 15 articles in Hungarian dealing with the historical roots and contemporary faces of an overwhelmingly visual age.
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Immanuel Kant és Marcel Duchamp munkássága egyaránt értelmezhető úgy, mint a művészet világát átrendező új kezdet, új távlatok forrása. Kant Az ítélőerő kritikája című munkájára úgy tekintek, mint a művészet modern paradigmájának forrására. E paradigma három alapja – a zseniális alkotó, a műalkotás és a múzeum mint a művészet temploma – levezethető...
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The awakening of art to self-awareness and the statement of its autonomy are modern phenomena. The way we think about art in the modern age may be derived from the Kantian “beauty without concept”. Beautiful art is the work of the genius, who creates a work of art that is valuable in itself and is admired in museums by the public. That which I call...
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According to the traditional view, art is a matter of the spirit, and the body only appears as representation in the fine arts. As in many other cases, the borders were crossed in this respect as well during the 20th century. The bodies of the artists and of their audiences made their appearance in contemporary art. Artists do not strive anymore to...
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The awakening of art to self-awareness and the statement of its autonomy are modern phenomena. The way we think about art in the modern age may be derived from the Kantian “beauty without concept”. Beautiful art is the work of the genius, who creates a work of art that is valuable in itself, and is admired in museums by the public. That which I ca...
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This study focuses on the Hungarian impact of the 2017 "Me Too" movement , offering an analysis of some relevant online texts and of their comments. The theoretical framework is provided by the anthropological linguistic approach (Balázs 2009), linguistic world view research (Kövecses 2017, Banczerowski 2008, 2012, Magyari 2015), and discourse anal...
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With the spread of digital technologies across geographies, age- and social groups, daily communicative practices have gone through a deep transformation, both in private and public spaces. The fifth Argumentor Conference (21 September 2018, Oradea, Romania) will be mapping this transformation from multi-disciplinary perspectives offered by philoso...
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The Magma Contemporary Art Space (Saint George, Romania) made its way through international news with an article in The New York Times (2016). Managed by young intermedia artists, the organization has a clear vision reflected in its official discourses, in the exhibitions it hosts, and its motto: "Erupts and Solidifies". Our aim is to explore the c...
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We propose a case study on a young organization from the Central Romanian town Saint George. Formed in 2010 and developed into a key actor of the local and national contemporary art scene, Magma Contemporary Art Space made its way through international news with an article in The New York Times (Karasz 2016). Our aim is to explore the challenges of...
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In the present article I use the terminology introduced by Svetlana Boym of restorative nostalgia and reflective nostalgia regarding works of contemporary fine art. Restorative nostalgia implies an effort to revive the past – but without acknowledging that the desired and idealized past never existed, therefore it cannot be restored, either. I illu...
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The idea of progress is strongly associated with the Enlightenment belief that humanity is capable of improving its condition through reason. “Progress” is the central concept of the 19th century, whose importance diminishes in the 20th century and is disappearing from contemporary social discourse. My paper examines the position of the idea of pro...
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Structured in three main chapters – Worlds in Decay, Liminal Spaces, and Twilight Aesthetics – the Argumentor 2017 conference volume contains twelve articles written in Hungarian. The topic of decline is discussed from multidisciplinary perspectives: Philosophy, History, Sociology, Pedagogy, and Communication Studies. Oswald Spengler's iconic work...
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Proceedings of the Fourth Argumentor Conference
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We propose a trans-disciplinary approach to the relationship between rationality and emotions. Cultural theory, philosophy, visual studies and sociology may have a say in repositioning the role of emotions in contemporary scholarly dialogue. Spaces and places where rational and emotional discourses emerge are worth a fine-tuned analysis. As Sarah C...
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The historical period of the avant-garde art movements coincided with two phenomena which can be interpreted as the failure of the rationalism characteristic for the modern, capitalist system. One of these is Taylorism, which dehumanized and robotized the person involved in the work process, and the other is the First World War. Several movements o...
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Ancient Greek philosophers claimed that the particular task of art was mimesis. This kind of view about the relation between art and the world was dominant until the beginning of the 19th century. The theory of genius rethought this relation, and it did not presume that art needs to mirror the world. On the contrary, it expected originality, that i...
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Technical reproduction in general, and photography in particular have changed the status and practices of art. Similarly, the expansion of Web 2.0 interactive spaces presents opportunities and challenges to artistic communities. Present study focuses on artistic activism: socially sensitive artists publish their creation on the internet on its mos...
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Abstract The concept of nostalgia is deceptive in numerous ways. While its denomination includes a spatial element (nostos – to return home), in its core it is more related to temporality. At a first glance, nostalgia tackles the past, but its deeper layers speak of the present and prepare for the future. Nostalgia and progress are seemingly oppos...
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A reláció-esztétika kifejezést Nicolas Bourriaud alkotta 1995-ben, a kilencvenes évekre jellemző új művészeti jelenségek számára. Bourriaud szerint, a relációs művészet megnyilvánulásai ideiglenes közösségeket hoznak létre, így a művészet egyfajta társadalmi laboratóriummá válik. Jelen szöveg a művészeti gesztus nyomán keletkezett közösségeket vizs...
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A nyelvi fordulat rávilágított arra, hogy a társadalmi folyamatok és azok kommunikációs leképeződései szorosan kapcsolódnak egymáshoz. A filozófiában, a szociológiában és a nyelvtudományban lezajlott paradigmaváltás következtében a társadalomkutatók a nyelvi szövegeket már nem a valóság puszta dokumentumainak tekintik, hanem egyre inkább a nyelv ál...
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The notion of " relational aesthetics " was created by Nicolas Bourriaud in 1995 to describe the new artistic phenomena of the nineties. According to Bourriaud the manifestations of relational art create temporary communities , thus turning art into a social laboratory. This paper investigates the communities arising through these artistic endeavor...
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Technical reproduction in general, and photography in particular have changed the status and practices of art. Similarly, the expansion of Web 2.0 interactive spaces presents opportunities and challenges to artistic communities. The internet has impacted the reception of works of art. Today, we encounter more visual materials than we would have in...
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The year 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of Facebook, the most ubiquitous social media and communication platform in the world. It also gives us the opportunity to take a step back and examine increasingly important questions about how Facebook and the new social web have impacted the world of communication, from debate, discourse an...
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The ‘museal’ approach to art has been attacked from many angles in the last decade; the main issue raised by most of these attacks was that such an approach would promote a certain idea of art which has little to do with real-life or the layman’s interest. Some artists have protested by stepping out of the museum space with projects deliberately de...
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Greek philosophers claimed that the particular task of art was mimesis, and this view about the relation between art and the world dominated until the beginning of the 19th century. The genius-theory in art rethinks this relation, and does not presume that art needs to mime the world, but expects originality: the creation of a new world. From the b...
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The discipline of aesthetics is in a quite particular position: even though the meaning of the Greek term ‘aisthesis’ would lure us into thinking that aesthetics was the discipline of the ‘sensational cognition’, this term has been the designator of a more restricted field. It has mostly been applied to questions of philosophy of art, and due to th...
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The hero of art's grand narrative is the creative genius who makes original works of art, which are then contemplated in awe by the museum-going public. This grand narrative seems to collapse in the 20th century, due to both theoretical approaches and artistic practice. In the 20th century, we encounter various forms of the absence of the artist, t...
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The Argumentation panel deals with the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation, with the formal validity nd rationality of arguments, as well as coherence and normativity. The Political Rhetoric section has a broad spectrum of topics, such as visual rhetoric, immigrants and strangers, human rights and symbolic power, democracy and conflict. Educ...
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A költõk állítása szerint a virággá változott Narcissus volt a festészet feltalálója; és minthogy a festészet minden mûvészet virágává vált, az egész Narcissusról szóló történet éppen ide illik. Mit mondasz, mi egyéb a festészet, mint magunkhoz ölelni a forrás vizének tükrét? LEON BATTISTA ALBERTY: A FESTÉSZETRÕL eon Battista Alberti, amikor 1436-b...
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The crucial development of the concept of art in the mid-eighteenth century was establishing that art is organised around the beautiful. This point of view can also be seen in the naming of art in those times: beaux-arts, fine arts, belle arti, szép művészetek, arte frumoase. Until the beginning of the twentieth century it was widely accepted that...
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The problem of identity in the world of art is relevant from many perspectives. This paper aims at discussing the identity of the work of art. The discussion is built in three steps: the problem of identification of an object as work of art, the problem of the relevant properties of a work of art and the question of the author of the work of art as...
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Roland Barthes first mentions the death of the author in relation with literature. The following text deals with phenomena in the fine arts that can be perceived as corresponding to the death of the author. I will present four strategies that question ironically the idea of authorship. First: the abolition of fingerprints, in close relation with th...
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The discourse connected to the realm of art and, most of all, argumentative speech connected to works of art differs from the discourse of the realm of science. The specificities of the language of aesthetics are due partly to the fact that we can talk about aesthetic properties, which are different from non-aesthetic properties. In 20th century ar...
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Educational debate in Romania was started in 1994 first by running training sessions for teachers, then by organizing debate clubs, mostly for high school pupils, and finally by organizing debate competitions at different levels – starting from national and ending on international level. The aim of this presentation is to assess the educational com...
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Argumentor Proceedings 2010 publishes ten papers presented at the first Argumentor Conference in Oradea, Romania, on 20-22 May 2010. Topics are ranging from challenges of teaching Rhetoric and Argumentation theory, discourses about works of art, educational debate activities, internet-based apocalyptic discourses, evaluatiin of reasoned dialogues,...
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Public discourse on religious matters is a sensitive issue in Romania. It has raised heated debates for at least two reasons: on the one hand, the repressive policy of the Communist regime concerning religion created a strong boomerang-effect, a religious renaissance after 1989; on the other hand, there is a deep cleavage between the “two Romanias:...

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I try to deal with the term of image/text or imagetext, as it is used by Mitchell. I am a little confused by this two forms of this term, both used in his texts. I am wondering if there is somewhere in W.J.T. Mitchell a motivation regarding the different spelling of the term, which I guess reveals a different meaning.
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Could you help me with suggestions regarding the contemporary theory of dance? 
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I am interested mostly in institutional response to migration crisis in EU. 
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I'm interested not in promoting art via social media, but in projects that use the capacity of social media to connect people. 

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Papers in Arts and Humanities (PArtsHum) is an open access, peer-reviewed, indexed journal for research in arts, literature, philosophy, theology and social sciences published by the Partium Christian University. The published papers are thematically gathered, in order to provide a multidisciplinary approach, seeking to generate discussion and trigger fresh insights.