"Er(r)go : teoria, literatura, kultura" Nr 1 (2016), s. 119-128
The article contemplates the condition of an artists after postmodernism, with special
emphasis on the ideas stemming from their works and the category of authority. It is argued
that since ideas attributed to particular artistic works have been changing dramatically, even
though the authors rarely show interest in any of them, there exists an independent ontological
origin of art. Consequently, it is demonstrated that regardless of different configurations,
artists and ideas, the aforementioned basis, or rather movement, remains trans-historical.
Even though both ideas and authorities are associated with artists, they are rather produced
by theoreticians, historians, critics, philosophers and academics. Bearing that in mind, it might
be claimed that postmodernism—just as existential and romantic hermeneutics before
it—poses neither a threat nor a radically new order, since artists are still driven by the same
force that will later provide the underpinnings for new authorities and ideas.