THE AESTHETICS OF AMBIGUITY
- UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING MONOCULTURE


Editor: Nav Haq,
Pascal Gielen
Published by Valiz
300 pages
13.5 x 21 cm
English
Softcover
ISBN 978-94-92095-76-3

Price: 112 lei

Contributors: Paolo S.H. Favero, Pascal Gielen, Christine Greiner, Max Haiven, Nav Haq, Hedwig Houben, Iman Issa, Bojana Piškur, Public Movement, Jonas Staal, Mi You and Tirdad Zolghadr

In today’s globalised world, terms such as multiculturalism and pluralism assume a shared culture with shared values and convictions about openness, democracy, and equality. This in turn can be seen as a monoculture of views and attitudes. Yet being able to deal with differences, paradoxes, and ambiguities results from a learning process and does not just happen on its own. Art has played a pivotal role in this process since the dawn of modernity, and artists in particular have the ability to play with cultural conventions. This book gives a platform to art and artists who dare to challenge the rules of our globalised, monocultural society, and explores their successes and failures.

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