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Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics

Nicolas Bourriaud employs his theorem to interpret the art of the 1990s, which did not dwell on objects but instead focused on human interrelations. By those means it aimed to oppose the objectivisation of the individual in neo-liberal society. In the introduction to the Polish edition the author responds to the arguments of the critics of Relational Aesthetics, who had objected to the utopian and apolitical character of the work.

Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) – French critic, art theoretician and curator. Apart from Relational Aesthetics (1998) he is the author of the books Formes de vie (1999), Postproduction (2001) and R dicant (2009). During 2008–2010 he was the curator of Tate Modern in London, where he presented such exhibitions as Aftermodern(2009).

Nicolas Bourriaud, Estetyka relacyjna
(original title: Esthétique relationnelle)
language of publication: Polish
translation: Łukasz Białkowski 
number of pages: 152
binding: paperback
publication date:
2012

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The catalogue is available from the MOCAK Bookstore.

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