PSJM is a team of creation, theory and management formed by Cynthia Viera (Las Palmas G.C., 1973) and Pablo San José (Mieres, 1969).

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Art and democratic processes. Towards a horizontal aesthetics

(TEA, Tenerife, 2017)

Book only available in Spanish.

This book is a curatorial thesis and an aesthetic study of the practice at the same time. PSJM presents a critical analysis from the field of Aesthetics that takes the collaborative and participatory practices in art and architecture as an object of study. An analysis from philosophical reflection that not only pretends to be a practical philosophy, that is, a reflection on the human, but, above all, aspires to be an applied philosophy: the proposition of norms and the conceptualization of actions and ways of relationship that may be useful for later practices. Horizontal power relations, generalized deliberation and cooperation in search of a job well done are presented as “must-have” that can guide wills, desires and motivations. Data are collected from the curatorial practice, understood as experience and experiment, to try to base on these certain previous intuitions and also to think about the own tensions that occur in participatory and democratic practices in art in the light of experience, of the transformative action.