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Nicolas Bourriaud

Beyond Relational

By David Frazier

SURASI KUSOLWONG, Golden Ghost (Reality Called, So I Woke Up), 2014, neon work, mirror, photographs and works on paper, 

dimensions variable. Twelve necklaces of 24-carat gold with symbols made and designed by the artist were hidden in five tons of industrial

thread waste at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), 2014. Visitors were encouraged to keep necklaces they found. Courtesy TFAM.

Nicolas Bourriaud is certainly famous for "relational aesthetics," a concept he proposed for art based more on actions than objects and which has survived as one

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