Possibility of Aesthetics Revolution in Jacques Ranciere


EKİNCİ Ö., ÇÜÇEN A.

BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.11, no.1, pp.347-367, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18491/beytulhikme.1656
  • Title of Journal : BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-367

Abstract

Jacques Ranciere establishes a different relationship between politics and art. He does not believe that politics has entered the nihilistic era and art has come to an end. According to Ranciere, contradictions in politics and art result from their nature rather than indicating their end. Besides, he believes that these contradictions make equality possible. For this reason, it is the scenes of conflict caused by acting with the equality presumption, which makes the aesthetic revolution possible. Art, like politics, constitutes an area for these scenes of conflict. Via these scenes of conflict, what was not contacted, seen, heard or considered before appears on the scene. This appearance means that time and space are reshaped on an equal basis. In this context, it has an aesthetic revolutionary effect. However, this effect is far from being predictable, targetable and universal. The aesthetic revolution is accomplished on a smaller scale and temporarily, through art forms, including small groups and individuals. Hence, while the aesthetic revolution is affirmed by Ranciere, its content is filled differently.