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The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process

With introduction by Bruno Bosteels
by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Article

After achieving considerable critical acclaim with Almageste and Portulans – two avant-garde novels that promptly caught the attention of his long-time intellectual model Jean-Paul Sartre – Alain Badiou published ‘The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process’, his first work as a philosopher.1 Written in 1965 as part of a seminar presented under the aegis of his …

Strategies of distinction

Rancière's Aisthesis and the two regimes of art
by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Article

At the root of Jacque Rancière’s work lies a gesture of dissociation: to unfasten the people, the poor and the proletariat from the Marxist discourses to which they were so firmly fixed that one might think them to be sewn from the same cloth; to reveal the will to mastery and domination inherent in …

Claire Fontaine

Giving shape to painful things
by , and / RP 175 (Sep/Oct 2012) / Interview

Parisian artist Claire Fontaine is a fraud, a forgery, her name casually lifted from a generic brand of school notebooks, her existence only present in the art that bears her signature. She was first brought to life in 2004 by Fulvia Carnevale and James Thornhill. She resides now in the neon gas, the …

Who Was Oscar Masotta? Response to Derbyshire

by / RP 164 (Nov/Dec 2010) / Extras

Philip Derbyshire (‘Who Was Oscar Masotta? Psychoanalysisin Argentina’, RP 158) should be commended for his insightful consideration of the literary and psychoanalytic writings of Oscar Masotta, one of the most important Argentine intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. I would like to make a case for juxtaposing these texts with Masotta’s idiosyncratic and interdisciplinary explorations …

Notes on the photographic image

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

People exposed, people as extras

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

Body without image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

[T]he great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last.

– Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

The IMAGE-grip is dislocated and a more fundamental element emerges … in short, IMAGE is not the work’s supreme motive or unifying end.

– Hélio Oiticica, Block Experiments

In the immense emptiness and sepulchral …

This is not my body

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

Commodity aesthetics revisited

Exchange relations as the source of antagonistic aesthetization
by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article

Susan Sontag, 1933–2004

by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Obituary

The sublime from Lyotard to Schiller

Two readings of Kant and their political significance
by / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Article

The aesthetics of appearing

by / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Article

Deleuze and Neo-aesthetics,Tate Modern, 21–22 September 2001

by / RP 111 (Jan/Feb 2002) / Conference Report

New German aesthetic theory

Martin Seel’s art of diremption
by / RP 109 (Sep/Oct 2001) / Article

Roma reason

Luhmann’s Art as a Social System
by / RP 109 (Sep/Oct 2001) / Article

On autonomy and the avant-garde

by / RP 103 (Sep/Oct 2000) / Article

Surveying the current state of Anglophone art criticism, cultural theory and philosophical aesthetics, I am repeatedly struck by how disoriented or effervescently celebratory this writing is in the face of the art of the last thirty years. Indeed, the problem of how the last thirty years of art might be assessed and periodized after the …

Backwoods musicology

Roger Scruton’s aesthetics of music
by / RP 099 (Jan/Feb 2000) / Commentary

Arthur C. Danto

Art and analysis
by and / RP 090 (Jul/Aug 1998) / Interview

RP: Your philosophical work appears to be made up of two fairly distinct strands: what one might call a mainstream analytical strand and a more unconventional aesthetic strand. The second strand is dissident, first because itʼs about aesthetics – it takes art seriously, philosophically – and second because itʼs broadly Hegelian in inspiration. Historically, analytical …

The rhythm of alterity

Levinas and aesthetics
by / RP 082 (Mar/Apr 1997) / Article

Architecture or art? (Response to Leslie); War between philosophy and art (Response to Bernstein); Frank significance (Response to Orozco)

by , , and / RP 080 (Nov/Dec 1996) / Extras