1. Research Library


        Nicolas Bourriad


        Bordeaux CAPC Contemporary Museum 1995

      1. The exhibition Traffic took place at the CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, (26.01.–24.03.1996) In the catalog, Bourriaud mentions his concept of ‘relational aesthetics’ (where artworks are a vehicle for creating encounters between the artist and the viewers, the latter of which is ideally involved as an active participant) for the first time. The exhibition turned on notions such as the significance of the ‘social’ experience, blurring the boundaries between real life and high art, lived experience, and expanded definitions of what contemporary art might entail. Participating artists included relational aesthetics artist par excellence: Rirkrit Tiravanija as well as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Lothar Hempel, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Liam Gillick, Jason Rhoades, etc.