Transdisciplinary Readings of Victor Burgin’s “The End of Art Theory" Essay

Maja Bosnić, Kumjana Novakova, Nataša Raketić, Ibro Sakić


This paper presents four different readings of Victor Burgin’s essay “The End of Art Theory”, between colleagues who work in the environments of four different disciplines, that feasibly influenced and led formations of their interpretations. Hence, these four readings present one part of the multiple transdisciplinary potentials of Burgin’s theoretical research. Their explications revolve around influences of media on art evaluation, constraints of institutional discourse, feminist features of the theory, problematics of binary divisions, as well as foundations of the new institutionalism. At the end of this paper, it becomes clear that the richness of Burgin’s theory relates to multiple segments of cultural studies, social studies, art history, and media, and is easily transferable and interconnectable between them. Furthermore, the transdisciplinary nature of “The End of Art Theory” text testifies to its unquestionable value and fruitful source for future rereadings.


Article received: December 23, 2021; Article accepted: February 1, 2022; Published online: April 15, 2022; Review article

How to cite this article: Bosnić, Maja, Kumjana Novakova, Nataša Raketić & Ibro Sakić. "Transdisciplinary Readings of Victor Burgin’s “The End of Art Theory" Essay." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies  27 (April 2022): 1–12. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i27.501


Victor Burgin; art theory; transdisciplinary; media; institutional discourse.

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