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Spring 2024 ︎︎︎ Purchase College, SUNY ︎︎︎DES4100

Relational Aesthetics


Last time, we talked about “third spaces” as a way for communities to organize and talked about ways in which that does and does not work, and ideologies that might cause friction in those spaces, as well as alternatives (discord, malls, school, etc.)

This time, we’ll talk about an art movement that sought to re-energize the communal aspect of art. I’m curious your thoughts here, if you’ve talked about this kind of work in other classes and your general reaction. 

First, start with this

Next watch this (for context)

(For context, Hennessy Youngman was the character of the artist Jayson Musson. These videos were kind of a big deal at the time and were a confluence of the fine art world and YouTube in a way I’m not sure has happened again)

Then watch this (if you want)

This is a short interview with Rikrit Tiravanija, who is known for doing performances cooking pad thai. 

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(We will talk about this either today 04/23/2024 or next week 04/30/2024)