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Nancy's Inoperative Community and Dialogical Aesthetics

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2014, 42(), pp.3-30
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : October 31, 2014

Yu HyunJu 1

1상명대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This essay deals with a thought on community per se and dialogical aesthetics in the field of contemporary art through Nancy's inoperative community. According to Nancy, the identity of community is nearly the mythology of ‘immanentisme’, which functions to make the nature of community absolute within it. Also it exits only in terms of the relation of ex-position, which individuals, singularité stand towards each other. The theory of Nancy's inoperative community starts with criticism on totalitarianism, Nazism and Communism, and asks the question of what community is on the basis of existentialism in which existence per se is asked by Heidegger. Déœurvrement to which Nancy refers is very similar to non-praxis(non-agir) and implicates the passivity that is our being conscious of the finitude of existence towards the death and faces the community while taking the stance of ‘extase.’ This concept is intended to open individuals to community with which we could come into effect ourselves. Nancy brings the concepts of Heidegger, ‘In-der-Welt-Sein’ and ‘Mitsein’ and appropriates them into his own concepts of Inoperative Community which are ‘being-in-common’, ‘ex-position’, ‘extase.’ Nancy's Inoperative Community, which holds not homogeneous identity of members of it, but differences of community inside, relates to various discourses of collaborative-community art including new genre public art. Kwon Miwon sympathizes with community arts which raise issues of sustainable community and create something for them as collective artistic praxis rather than such arts to objectify community. G. Kester supports artworks of dialogical aesthetics, which help us approach to issues of ‘difference’ and create dialogues in different way of communication not polluted by mass-media in open atmosphere. In conclusion, today dialogical arts have potentially Nancy's concept of ex-position which encourages us to understand others and grow with them in community through dialogue.

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