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Peter Storm Henningsen

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The modern concept of art was originally was derived from the latin ars and the greek techné, which can both roughly be translated as skill or ability; in the current understanding of the term, ‘art’ denotes both the activities involved in the production of the art work, as well as – prima facie at least – a distinctive (possibly contextual) feature of these activities and their products that demarcates art from other domains such as the crafts, science, or life. Art comes in different ‘genres’ which are determined by the type of product generated in artistic activity – such as painting, music, poetry, sculpture, performance and more recently happenings, ready-mades as well as hypertext based works.

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