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Antagonism And Relational Aesthetics, Claire Bishop Jan 2004

Antagonism And Relational Aesthetics, Claire Bishop

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A critique of relational aesthetics, as theorized by Nicolas Bourriaud, and exemplified in the work of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Liam Gillick. Using Laclau and Mouffe's theory of democracy as antagonism, the paper proposes instead a 'relational antagonism' found in certain projects by Santiago Sierra and Thomas Hirschhorn.