Floriane Misslin
Politics of Aesthetics
Something Ugly Worthy of Dissection
The project studies four independent print magazines using subversive aesthetics to distinguish themselves from mainstream corporate magazines. The subversion resides in the unexpected relocation of symbols deemed unworthy by mainstream culture onto the pages of fashionable printed magazines and hence turned into symbols of counterculture. The methodology centers around a series of six in-depth interviews using the magazines as elicited visual material in order to study the participants’ appraisal of the visuals. Selected quotes are gathered in a manual-like publication, giving insight to the gaze of the cultural niche and the gatekeeping function of such aesthetics. —2018
Set up for visual elicitation interviews


Presentation of the publication at Gallery NX310