Nicolas Bourriaud: Relational Aesthetics and Postproduction
Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) is a French curator and art critic. From 1999 to 2006 he was co-founder and co-Director of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris together with Jerôme Sans. He was founder & director of the magazine Documents sur l'art (1992-2000), and correspondent in Paris for Flash Art (1987-95).
Bourriaud is best known among English speakers for his publications Relational Aesthetics (2002) and Postproduction (2000), now also publish in Slovene language as a one book with 35 added illustrations. Relational Aesthetics in particular has come to be seen as a defining text for a wide variety of art produced by a generation who came to prominence in Europe in the early 1990s. Bourriaud coined the term in 1995, in a text for the catalogue of the exhibition "Traffic" that was shown at CAPC contemporary museum in Bordeaux.
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