Nature of Contemporary Utopia

“Of contemporary psychology, surrealism retains that which tends to give a scientific basis to research into the origin and mutation of ideological images. In this sense it has attached a particular importance to Freud’s investigations into the processes of dreaming and, more generally, to all of Freud’s work which is the clinically based exploration of unconscious life.”Utopia has become a controversial concept, spanning the field between the belief in an ideal society. Although utopia as a governmental precept that has fallen from grace after a series of misguided attempts to put it into practice in the 20th century, the art world is now welcoming the concept back into its critical discourse. Utopia as a mode of thinking can inspire us to take a break from reality and think beyond what already existing. ‘Utopian’ artworks do not necessarily require from us to take their ideas literally. Their objective is rather to elicit a moment of reflexion and inner questioning.
http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/culture/breton.htm
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2012/04/utopia-contemporary-art.php

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