Nicolas Bourriaud

 
Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) is a French curator, theoritian and writer. He was the founder and director of Montpellier Contemporain (MoCo), gathering the La Panacée art centre, the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Hôtel des Collections. He was the director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 2011 to 2015. He was Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain in London from 2007 to 2010 and founder advisor for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kyiv. He also founded and co-directed the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, between 1999 and 2006, and founded the curatorial cooperative Radicants in 2022. He is the author of the landmark publication Relational Aesthetics, published in 1998, and still inspirational today for many artists, curators, and art professionals worldwide.
Bourriaud's curated exhibitions include The 7th continent, Istanbul Biennial (2019), Crash Test. The Molecular Turn, La Panacée (2018); Back to Mulholland Drive, La Panacée (2017); Wirikuta, MECA Aguascalientes, Mexico (2016); The Great Acceleration, Art in the Anthropocene, Taipei Biennial (2014); The Angel of History, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2013); Monodrome, Athens Biennial (2011) and Altermodern, Tate Triennial, London (2009), among others. Nicolas Bourriaud was also in the curatorial team of the first and second Moscow Biennials in 2005 and 2007.
 
Nicolas Bourriaud - Inclusions - Aesthetics of the Capitalocene
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The current ecological crisis brings about a new relational landscape: an unprecedented collapse of distances creates interspecies promiscuities and a crisis of the human scale. In Inclusions, Nicolas Bourriaud proposes that artists are the anthropologists of this new era.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planète B - Le sublime et la crise climatique
2022
French edition
Radicants
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planet B - Climate Change and the New Sublime
2022
English edition
Radicants
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planète B - Le sublime et la crise climatique
2022
French edition
Radicants
sold out
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planet B - Climate Change and the New Sublime
2022
English edition
Radicants
currently out of stock
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Relational Aesthetics
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Art as a set of practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context: the manifesto that has renewed the approach of contemporary art since the 1990s.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Erik Dietman - La Verticale (Millésimes 1962 à 2001)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
MO.CO. Panacée
Collection of essays by Nicolas Bourriaud on the protean, poetic and Rabelaisian Swedish artist Erik Dietman.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Crash Test - The Molecular Turn
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
MO.CO. Panacée
sold out
Catalogue of the exhibition-manifesto curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, which takes as its starting point the integration of the notion of Anthropocene in today's artistic scene: the publication proposes an exploration of the output of a new generation of artists who are working on reality, and doing away with the traditional division between the notions of “culture” and “nature.” The catalogue reviews each exhibited work in detail, and offers an enlightening glossary.
Nicolas Bourriaud - The Radicant
2009
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Nicolas Bourriaud's most recent essay: a radicant thought extended to modes of cultural production, consumption and use, against the multiculturalist critical model.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Postproduction - Culture as screenplay: How art reprograms the world
2005
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The art of postproduction as a response to the proliferating chaos of global culture in the information age.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Postproduction - La culture comme scénario : comment l\'art reprogramme le monde contemporain
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The art of postproduction as a response to the proliferating chaos of global culture in the information age (also available in English edition).
Nicolas Bourriaud - Relational Aesthetics
2002
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
sold out
Art as a set of practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context: the manifesto that has renewed the approach of contemporary art since the 1990s.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Esthétique relationnelle
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Also available in English edition.


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