Joseph Beuys and Martin Kippenberger: Divergent Approaches to Relational Aesthetics

By Lana Shafer Meador

The enactment of the term relational aesthetics, placing the beholders’ (or participants’) social interaction at the center of the artwork, has come to prominence in contemporary art over the past two decades. However, the concept itself has been presaged throughout the twentieth century with the increased acknowledgement of the viewer’s presence and role in the artwork... 

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