• Meer (Foto: Lena Sudmann)
    The Cosmos in Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism
    Nikos Papastergiadis

    Cosmopolitanism is an idea of our place in the world and an ideal of how to belong with other people. At its most utopian level cosmopolitanism proclaims a form of belonging that is free of boundaries and is open to the sensory awareness of the universe. In this essay I seek to explore the extent to which the world making activity of contemporary art is a form of the cosmopolitan imaginary. I will focus on the idea that the Biennale is a kind of world making activity and part of our cosmopolitan imaginary. I will also deploy the term cosmos in cosmopolitanism to address different forms of world making activity.
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    Ästhetische Widerständigkeit
    Petra Löffler

    Michelangelo Antoninoni lotet in seinen Filmen Il Deserto Rosso, Blow Up und Zabriskie Point Strategien des Entkommens aus, die Kräfteverhältnisse verändern und dezidiert mit Politiken des Raums arbeiten. Sie produzieren auf diese Weise eine ästhetische Widerständigkeit, die unerwartete Handlungsmöglichkeiten eröffnet.
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