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Aesthetic regime's occupation of representation

Yonathan Listik


This article explores the relation between aestehics and representation in Jacques Ranciere´s theory. According to the author, representation is simultaneously present and prohibited in modern aesthetics. It appears as a parasite or an intruder is artistic production. Rancière asks: under what conditions in representation prohibited and what it happens when art does not represent? The central axis in the analysis explores the consequences of this configuration with emphasis on politics. According to Rancière, the concept of division of the sensible invariably implies in a regime of life and, therefore, in some sort of politics. Hence, aesthetics is not limited to arts, reaching life a whole. The relation between aesthetics and representation necessarily implies in a mode of life where representation becomes impossible in all senses.   

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