The Wrong of Contemporary Art: Aesthetics and Political Indeterminacy
Malik, Suhail and Phillips, Andrea. 2011. The Wrong of Contemporary Art: Aesthetics and Political Indeterminacy. In: Paul Bowman and Richard Stamp, eds. Reading Rancière: Critical Dissensus. London: Continuum, pp. 111-128. ISBN 978 1 4411 9037 6 [Book Section]
Abstract or Description
This article proposes that Ranciere offers an accurate account of contemporary art’s self-understanding of its politicality, explaining his widespread appreciation and influence by the sector. For this reason the critique of Ranciere’s notion of politics and the demonstration of its deliberate disavowal of specific political determination allow for a systemic argument against contemporary art’s critical ambitions as in any way politically adequate.