Critical Writing Index

Community and Plural Relations: A Dialogue Between Philosophers and Artists

by Jean-Ernest Joos

Parachute, Dec. Fall 2000, no. 100, pp. 46-55

This article tracks the development of the meaning of the construct of community as it has changed in the 20th Century. Drawing on the philosophical and political reaction against Fascism and Identity as the Illusion of purity, Jean Ernest Joos identifies the work of several artists and how their work opens new possibilities for defining community by examining current thought around the body, relation, repetition and difference.

ITEM 2000.046 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CanteenMassimo Guerrera

PolycoMassimo Guerrera

The Trimph of the WillLeni Riefenstahl

Kiki Smith

Untitled (Tomorrow Can Shut Up and Go Away)Rirkrit Tiravanija

Sophie Calle

Survival VirusMathieu Beausejour

Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Fruit Flashers CandiesFelix Gonzalez-Torres

Endless SupplyFelix Gonzalez-Torres

Ideal Weight 175 PoundsJochen Gerz

Monument contre le fascisme, la guerre et la violenceEsther Shaler-Gerz

Monument contre le fascisme, la guerre et la violence