It is a peculiar paradox that multiculturalism is determined by the conditions of monoculturalism. Multiculturalism and pluralism presuppose a shared culture with shared values and convictions about, for example, openness, democracy and equality. In that sense, multiculturalism assumes a monoculture of views and attitudes. As they are very often rigid structures, neither monocultures nor multi-culturalism seem to be able to deal with ambiguity

Learning to live with ambiguities, differences and uncertainties can be the outcome of a cultivation process. For this cultivation of deviations and unexpected vistas, art has played a pivotal role. The Aesthetics of Ambiguity gives the floor to artists, thinkers, and institutional practices who dare to play with the rules of a broader society and thus generate ambiguity "at large".


228 Pages


13.5 x 21 cm

The Aesthetics of Ambiguity: Understanding and Addressing Monoculture

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