"...the archipelago is the dominant figure of contemporary culture."

This blog is a research tool for my painting practice – a place to bookmark articles, interviews, lectures, panel discussions and quotes. The title is a reference to the following passage:

“The universalist and progressive dream that governed modern times is in tatters, and this disintegration is today giving rise to a new configuration of thought that no longer proceeds by building great totalizing theoretical systems but by constructing archipelagoes. A voluntary grouping of islands networked together to create an autonomous entity, the archipelago is the dominant figure of contemporary culture.” (Nicolas Bourriaud, The Radicant, p.185)

Azores islands, central group
Central group of the nine Azores Islands, where my parents were born.