A Cosmology of Museums

Here’s a link to an interview with Charles Esche on ‘The Uses of Art’ project (From the Journal Metropolis M – A Cosmology of Museums: Interview with Charles Esche). Charles makes some really interesting points about the L’Internationale organization and its aims – particularly those of become a true federation, and motivates the metaphor of both cosmology and constellation to do this. Charles also makes some really good points about the uses of art (plural, not singular) which take the project away from a utilitarian (and instrumentalized) imperative and locate it firmly within a shared desire to recoup and reimagine the full capacity of art helping us to think and live differently. Key to this is Charles’ point that the uses of art does not necessarily have to be about doing ‘political’ art (whatever that might be) but about using art are as a means to live more politically.