The Aesthetics of Electronic Art in Public Spaces

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  • Hybrid Public Spaces

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  • The Aesthetics of Electronic Art in Public Spaces

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  • Our idea of the public has been informed by political and social constructions ever since Greek antiquity. It was in its apparent heyday in bourgeois society that the term “public” was defined by a whole range of social exclusions. Under the post-war era’s systemic pressure to consume, the notion of a bourgeois public disintegrated and its communicative space became mythical, i.e. “a secondary semiological system in the Barthesian sense” (Habermas).
    The question today is what (public) effect art can achieve in this situation.

    Full text (PDF) p.  116-117

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