Article: Aesthetics of emptiness and withdrawal: contemporary European art and actually existing democratization

Against the "aesthetics of democratization": Anthony Gardner (University of Melbourne), "Aesthetics of emptiness and withdrawal: contemporary European art and actually existing democratization" ("Postcolonial Studies", 13 [2], 2010: pp. 179-97).

Quote: "Why, since the late 1980s, have a number of European artists critiqued democracy as the political, critical and aesthetic frame within which to identify their work? How have they done this? And what aesthetic and political discourses have artists proposed in lieu of the democracy they critique?"
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