We decided to concentrate on the other subject of mutual interest, the participatory art. Being for a long time a buzz-word of the savvy practitioners and theoreticians alike, participatory art ignited an equally strong controversy and enthusiasm coming from various stakeholders. Understandably, the attitude towards the participatory art notably mirrored the political positions of the persons in question. Institutional adoration of relational aesthetics used to be as abundant as oppositional critique. Heated polemic between Claire Bishop, Grant Kester, Nicolas Bourriaud and the likes ebbed since, shadowed by the post-internet and post-humanist topics.


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