Glimpses of cosmpolitanism in the hospitality of art
Source TitleEuropean Journal of Social Theory
University of Melbourne Author/sPapastergiadis, Nikos
AffiliationFaculty of Arts, Culture and Communication
Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationsPapastergiadis, N. (2007). Glimpses of cosmpolitanism in the hospitality of art. European Journal of Social Theory, 10(4), 139-152.
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Cosmopolitanism has been used as a concept to open the horizons for being in the world. This article re-thinks the philosophical and political dimensions of cosmopolitanism by relating them to the new collaborative practices by artists and the debates on the end of multiculturalism. The concepts of agency and community will be grounded in a critical examination of the networking strategies and the practice of hospitality that have been cultivated by artistic collectives such as Stalker. The aim of this article is to ‘rescue’ the account of artistic practice from the extreme version of quasi-mystical universalism and dogmatic political activism. It also seeks to argue that the abstract principles of cosmopolitanism are in a dialogue with the multicultural practices of everyday life.
Keywordsaethetics; art; cosmopolitanism; hospitality
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