In current art discourse, the so-called “turnovers” are constantly changing. The movement takes place from Object-Oriented Ontology to Emo-Romantic Turn, at times from the Ethnographic Turn to the Speculative Turn. The constant overshooting of the language of art criticism reflects today’s state of art theory. In his lecture, Erik Vilím will attempt to describe the intellectual land (Wolfgang Iser) of the theory of art and its impacts on the state of art criticism. On this basis, he will try to critically comment on his own dissertation’s thesis.