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Letter to a Friend About the New Patrons
François Hers [see all titles]
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François Hers Letter to a Friend About the New Patrons
Translated from the French by Emmelene Landon.
published in November 2016
English edition
14 x 19 cm (softcover)
56 pages
ISBN: 978-2-84066-905-0
EAN: 9782840669050
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Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.
So, after countless ups and downs, I finally succeeded in proposing to reshape the relationships between our society, its artists and their work!
Twenty-five years later, it appears that this rather utopic proposition has given birth to hundreds of artworks in a movement that is becoming increasingly widespread.
When I wonder why and how this artwork I conceived and called The New Patrons Protocol has had such an impact, I believe it was undoubtedly the ineluctable consequence of a long, unprecedented history of cultural shifts, both contemporary and yet to come.
See also François Hers & Xavier Douroux.