Aesthetics: Beyond Bourriaud

2013-12-28T12:23:14Z (GMT) by Alexander Hayes
<p>Submitted as a final paper for my Arts Honours Visual Culture 492 unit in October 2002.</p> <p>This paper provides an insight into contemporary viewpoints and attitudes as well as historical context regarding the concept of aesthetics in the Arts. Through discussions, interviews and personal correspondences with Western Australian art critic David Bromfield and art reviewer Judith McGrath I sought their perspective as to how the terms ‘relational embodiment’, ‘relational aesthetics’ and ‘networked interconnectivity’ further inform art practice in a contemporary data rich and internet enabled context. Speculation as to how these insights inform my creative professional practice and future direction in postgraduate research serves as a conclusion for this paper.</p>