Performing the Unexpected Improvisation and Artistic Creativity

  • Alessandro Bertinetto Università di Udine FU Berlin


In this paper I suggest that we look to improvisation in order to understand artistic creativity. Indeed, instead of being anti-artistic in nature, due to its supposed unpreparedness, inaccuracy, and repetitive monotony, improvisation in art exemplifies and 'fuels' artistic creativity as such.

I elucidate the relationship between improvisation and artistic creativity in four steps. I discuss the concept of creativity in general (I) and in reference to art (II). Then I focus on the properties and the phenomenology of improvisation (III). Finally, I explain why improvisation can be understood as an exemplifying instance of art creativity (IV).


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Bertinetto, A. (2012). Performing the Unexpected Improvisation and Artistic Creativity. Daimon Revista Internacional De Filosofia, (57), 117-135. Recuperado a partir de