Fulvia Carnevale

  • Jeremy Deller, Battle of Orgreave, 2001. Performance view, Orgreave, England, 2001.

    ART OF THE POSSIBLE: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES RANCIÈRE

    FULVIA CARNEVALE: Your work has taken a very particular trajectory. It starts with archival research on workers’ struggles and the utopias of the nineteenth century and ends up in the field of contemporary art, aesthetics, and cinema. Do you see ruptures or continuity on your philosophical path?

    JACQUES RANCIÈRE: I’m not a philosopher who has gone from politics to aesthetics, from liberation movements of the past to contemporary art. I have always sought to contest globalizing thought that relies on the presupposition of a historical necessity. In the 1970s I conducted research in early-nineteenth-century