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Art as an agonistic intervention in public space

Mouffe, Chantal (2008) Art as an agonistic intervention in public space. In: Art as a public issue: how art and its institutions reinvent the public dimension. Open (14). NAi Publishers, Rotterdam ; Amsterdam. ISBN 9056624350

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Abstract

The Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe defines the public space as a battleground on which different hegemonic projects are confronted, without any possibility of final reconciliation. According to Mouffe, critical artistic practices can play an important role in subverting the dominant hegemony in this so-called 'agonistic' model of public space, visualizing that which is repressed and destroyed by the consensus of post-political democracy.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:6632
Deposited On:29 Apr 2009 10:08
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