Šum #3 | Aleš Mendiževec |Excursus into Art: The Story of a Marxist…

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ABSTRACT: For Marxism, art is not the most relevant topic, even though Marxism may have become relevant for art. And yet for Althusser, at the time of his strictly Marxist mode of thinking, art was a fundamental detour from Marxist philosophy in order to think about its problems: for Althusser, Marx’s ‘theoretical revolution’ does not mean a dismissal of philosophy as ideology, even though it does mean its problematization. But precisely because it is problematized, philosophy alone does not suffice – rethinking the status of art helped Althusser to reject the epistemological dualism science‑ideology and redefine the complex relations between science, ideology, philosophy and art.