The aesthetics of emancipation: Historical experiments and future possibilities

Stephen Bronner
Vol 14, Number 1, p.34
Radical aesthetics has flourished in the contemporary era. New schools have emerged with astonishing rapidity along with new objects of concern and scrutiny. There is also no lack of criticism regarding the repressive effects of advanced industrial society. But the positive foundations and aims of such criticism have become obscured. In turn, this has engendered a paralyzing crisis of purpose for radical aesthetic inquiry.