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1 – Introduction
Subject and motivation
The artist’s intention
Olafur Eliasson’s installation art: Context and Research
The Mediating Factor
Art and Science
What is the relationship between art, nature and politics?
2 – Presentation of works of art
Beauty (1993)
360 ° room for all colours (2002)
Multiple Grotto (2004)
3– Sense or reflection? Confronting interpretation
Sontag and the erotics of art
Gadamer’s hermeneutics
Beauty between aesthetics and hermeneutics
4 – Presenting the Unpresentable: The Sublime
Ancestors of the sublime
The Sublime and the Avantgarde – Utopia
Modernism and the aesthetics of autonomy
The sublime: ‘here and now’
Olafur Eliasson’s sublime beauty
5 – Eliasson’s installations as microtopias
Democracy in dispute: Critique of relational aesthetics
Eliasson’s relational installations
Relational in what sense?
6 – Art, Nature and Politics
Politics of aesthetics – in between relational and sublime art
The artistic regimes
The shortcomings of the notion of modernity
The distribution of the sensible
Art after utopia?
Bal’s baroque politics
List of illustrations
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