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The Cosmos in Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism

Volume 12, Number 3, May/June 2013
by Nikos Papastergiadis

Article Description

In this lecture, Professor Papastergiadis talks about aesthetic cosmopolitanism as 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. It proposes the widest possible sphere of belonging and freedom. Professor Papastergiadis also explores the extent to which the world making activity of contemporary art as a form of the cosmopolitan imaginary as well as the idea that biennale is a kind of world making activity and part of our cosmopolitan imaginary.

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Nikos Papastergiadis, aesthetic cosmopolitanism, biennial, cosmopolitan imaginary, sense of belonging, freedom