“The Aesthetics of Relationships” Nicolas Bourriaud

“The Aesthetics of Relationships” Nicolas Bourriaud

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Author: Nicolas Bourriaud 
Translation: Norio Tsuji
Publisher: Suiseisha
Language: Japanese
Size: 12.7 x 18.8 cm


Relational art that appeared in the 1990s after modernism expired.
How did these elusive works of art, which formalize participation, encounters, meetings, and even labor acts and commercial transactions, come into being?
A must-have book for understanding current art, which is moving toward full-scale commercialization in the midst of a vacuum in art theory!

[Table of Contents]

Chapter 1 Relational form
Chapter 2 Art of the 1990s
Part 3 Chapter: Time and Space of Exchange
Chapter 4: Coexistence and Availability: The Theoretical Legacy of Felix González-Torres
Chapter 5: Relational Screen
Chapter 6: Toward the Politics of Form
Vocabulary Explanation
Original Note
Translation Note
Translator's Afterword

[About the Author]
Nicolas Bourriaud
Born in 1965. Curator/critic. Co-director of the Palais de Tokyo (1999-2006), Gulbenkian curator at the Tate (2008-2010), Rector of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris) (2011-2015), Director of the Montpellier Center for Contemporary Art (2016-2021) Served as Currently, he is active as a core member of the curator collective "Radicants". He was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Journal of Art (1992-2000). His major publications include ``Radicant: Toward the Aesthetics of Globalization'' (translated by Chuya Takeda, Film Art Co., Ltd., 2022), L'Ère tertiaire (Flammarion, 1997), Formes de vie. L'art moderne et l'invention. de soi (Denoël, 1999), Postproduction (Sternberg Press, 2002), La Exforma (Adriana Hidalgo Editora, 2015), and Inclusions. Esthétique du capitalocène (PUF, 2021).

[About the translator]
Noriyuki Tsuji (Tsuji Noriyuki)
Born in 1970. Completed the Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Graduate School of Humanities, Yamaguchi University. From 1998 to 2006, he planned and managed residencies, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, etc. at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Yamaguchi Prefecture). In 2008, he served as curator of the first Ebisu Festival of Visual Arts at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and from 2009 to 2010. Major exhibitions (including joint projects) include "Art in the Home" (2001), "Channel 0" (2004), "Transformers" (2005), and the 1st and 2nd Ebisu International Film Festivals. (2009/2010), Uso Fujishiro's solo exhibition "Charactronica", and "World Picture" (2013).