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Virtual Halsey Talks: Relational Aesthetics

Join the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art over Zoom for the next Halsey Talks event, April 19 at 7 p.m. Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all. In this Halsey Talks, we will explore relational aesthetics. Writing in his 1998 book, curator Nicolas Bourriaud theorized relational aesthetics as the creation of social interactions by artists as art. We will discuss a few seminal instances of relational aesthetics and examine how the concept is connected—or not—to more traditional works of art.