Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne ON THE ART OF BECOMING

Manthia Diawara, Terri Geis

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We must everywhere create the concept of particular opacities, against reductionist and universalizing humanism. In a world of Relation, which is in the process of taking over a unified, singular notion of being, to consent to opacity—the irreducible complexity of the other—means to truly undertake, in diversity, what it means to be human. By human, we may not mean the “image of man/woman” but the traces which, today, are ceaselessly renewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-33
Number of pages12
Issue number52
StatePublished - May 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Anthropology


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