I've always been fascinated by the following constellated section of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, probably because phenomenology is intuitively easier to get to grips with than a drawn out critical theory of an artwork.
Maybe this is more about the limits of phenomenology than a very useful way to explicate what the "enigma" of art is. But:
- does this (I think) need to keep thinking through art, tell us anything about what the enigma of art is: specifically, is it how the artwork can tell us about the (falsity of the) social whole?
- can the unfolding of the art work as social criticism ever come to a halt, either for an individual, or as a tendency within art? i.e. can there be a termination of further enlightenment to come, either from future art or criticism.