Abstract. – This paper examines art as a property as opposed to a noun, in an attempt to answer, or nullify, the question “what is art?”. It will examine the way in which objects, observers and artists relate to one another through their materiality, how this communication may be interpreted as a type of action, and how such an action illuminates the affordance of ‘art-ness’. Concluding this discussion I will address some potential problems with the art as affordance definition by contrasting it with some of the more dominant art theories.
Leduc, Katherine Ms.
"Art as Affordance,"
Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology: Vol. 21
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/totem/vol21/iss1/6