Les Nouveaux commanditaires

Nya Uppdragsgivare
Nuovi Committenti
Nuevos Comanditarios
Taiteen Uudet Tukijat
De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
New Patrons
Die Neue Auftraggeber
Komanditario berriak

Focus: Consensus & dissensus

Pascal Gielen

Interview with Dr. Pascal Gielen, Professor of art sociology and cultural policy — 5'58'' - August 2015

According to Dr. Pascal Gielen, consensus mechanisms aren't democratic. Precisely, the possibility of dissensus is the base of democracy. Through art, small groups of patrons make their voices heard within the wider society. The discussions emerging from dissensus then shape a democratic society.