Fictions of the Possible: Art, the City, and Public Entrepreneurship

Timon Beyes

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If the study of public entrepreneurship is directed at processes of social transformation, then it invariably encounters the manifold experiments of contemporary art and their socio-political effects. This short paper seeks to throw this encounter into sharper relief. After contextualizing the relation of art and social transformation, an example of a recent artistic intervention is presented. In conclusion, it is argued that art’s paradoxical potential to identify and disidentify with forms of life offers fictions of the possible: ambiguous, performative and preliminary reorderings of what can be perceived, expressed and done.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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