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The Radicant
Nicolas Bourriaud [see all titles]
Sternberg Press [see all titles] History, Criticism and Theory [see all titles]
Nicolas Bourriaud The Radicant
Translated from the French by James Gussen and Lili Porten.
published in 2009
English edition
11 x 17 cm (softcover)
220 pages
ISBN: 978-1-933128-42-9
EAN: 9781933128429
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As a critical methodology, multiculturalism resembles a system for distributing meaning that assigns individuals to their social demands, reduces their being to their identity, and repatriates all meaning toward an origin regarded as a political revealer. It is this critical model that is in crisis today, this multiculturalist version of cultural diversity that must be placed in question, not in favor of a systematic universalism or a new modernist Esperanto, but rather in the context of a new modern moment based on generalized translation, the form of wandering, an ethics of precariousness, and a heterochronic vision of history
French art critic, theoretician and curator, Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) was co-founder and co-director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2000-2006), Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain, director of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.