Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Oakland University


Excerpt from essay: Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities presents a new generation of transnational artists who respond to cities with the gusto of originary flânerie, so a brief history of flânerie’s aesthetic and intellectual dimensions is in order. Flâneurs of artistic or scholarly pursuits have long been considered iconic figures of modernism who processed newly industrializing cities of the west in subjective terms by aimlessly wandering through them, absorbing startling, contradictory novelties, and translating their experiences into art that was as radically modern as the fleeting moments it attempted to capture.


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland University Art Gallery, January 16 – April 3, 2016.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Summers, Robert, Blochwitz, Daniel, Boëte, Christophe, Carrara, Antonia, Drummond, Jeremy, Gardner, Flore, Metzgar, Richard, O’Sullivan, Richard, Reed, Glynnis, Witek, Terri, Lopes, Cyríaco, Schulz, Stephan, Zellen, Jody, Chuzel, Claude, Capone, Sean, Kajimura, Masayo, Cain, Penelope, Ebner, Jörn, Roa, Ryan, Johnson, Leon Bernard, Winkler, Sylvia, Koeperl, Stephan, Reyna, Alexander, Hodge, Claire, Drivas, George, Gwiazda, Henry, Populoh, Valeska Maria, Stipanovic, Olja, Boukla, Eirini, Lutz, Gregor, Kramer, Kathryn