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The Interstices of Art

Through the interpretation of Foucault‘s notion of heterotopias, the article attempts to tackle the space of art. What is it, what are its characteristics and is it possible to speak of a privileged artistic space? The dominant type of gallery space for modern and contemporary art, the white cube, often appears as a possibility for some kind of otherness, an alteration of exhibited objects and their mutual relations. In this way, it bears certain similarities with Foucault‘s concept. The author‘s reading of heterotopia, however, avoids reducing this concept to existing places and their properties, and the term is instead treated as a relational notion that makes visible the splitting of space and its asymmetry. The second concept, exposition, attempts to shift the core of heterotopia in the direction of the situation-event, which creates non-places as spaces of in-betweenness, cutting a gap in the existing order. Instead of naming and describing the physical space of art, the author proposes the notion of an impossible space of in-betweenness as a topological twist or as the non-place of art.


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Issue No. 274 - Inventions of Space at the Intersection of Art, Science and Philosophy / Architecture and Subjectivation
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2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 274
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