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Zero-Horizon marginal photographic art

Marginal art on Zero-horizon

*In front of (subordinate concept of) marginal art, there is zero-horizon formula.

Marginal art on the zero line = zero-horizon formula.

Value as a new "way of evaluation-tasting(comparison)".


 In this sense, "zero (on the limit)," which refers to the primitive ≒ instinct as a derivative element before "sublimation" into marginal art, is the fundamental element of marginal art, and it is a concept that exists while fluctuating in its "edge”.

Therefore, it may be fair to say that zero-type photographic art is one of the vectors that diverge on the way to the evolution of art associated with human activities, such as Instagram, which will be established as a marginal art. Beyond that, the concept-driven expressions and commercial spaces of contemporary art are not unexpected.

However, the vagueness of the concept of evaluation of photographic works in the past can be seen as a paradox in the fact that we have not been able to formulate a body shape by "somehow" evaluating works of photographic expression (excluding documentary and other forms of expression intended to be recorded) that do not have a logical interpretation in the manner of contemporary art as a system of evaluation unique to "photography. This can be a paradox.

In fact, the fact that we have been ignoring this sensory "fluctuation" as something "beautiful" will expose our negligence in "evaluation-tasting".

The field of "photography" is distinct from that of contemporary art, where the approach to the context of art from the beginning to the present is left to "explaining what one wants to convey as a statement.

In recent years, however, the value and target of evaluation has been changing to mainly "contemporary art works" using photographs.


In this context, there is a current situation where photographic art is not (or cannot be) introduced into the mainstream, as if the traditional evaluation of photography, such as the evaluative eye that sees photography as realism, is reminiscent of the era that denied Pictorialism.

This "Zero-horizon formula" proposes a new concept of how to treat "photography" as art, which has become such a dead body.

Furthermore, it should be noted that the theory of marginal art, which can be said to be the mother of this theory, was defined by a Japanese philosopher after the war, and has elements that make it suitable for loud appeal as a concept unique to and originating from Japan.


The fact that the Western art system is the mainstream is self-evident and unquestionable.

In treating art as a commodity, there is no way that anything that does not fit into that context will be honored for evaluation and handling.

However, it is also true that there are not only artists who define Art or fine-art as a commodity, and that many of them have the desire to advocate "beauty.

To do so, and to advocate the idea that "art is to create beauty" is to be called "pale-immature" by the art world, which is a popular society.


You're a pale, so you must be an artist, right?


It's a “zero-horizon” marginal art, but there is something called "photographic art" here.

How about Japan, where photography can be called "beautiful".


​                                     ©Naoki Kimura

木 村 尚 樹

fine art photography

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