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A moitié carré à moitié fou
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Edited by Eric Mangion.
Texts by Eric Mangion, Vincent Pécoil, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Elisabeth Wetterwald.
Graphic design: Claire Moreux & Olivier Huz.

Published with the Villa Arson.
published in 2007
French edition
17 x 24 cm (integra cover)
176 pages (79 colour ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-156-6
EAN: 9782840661566
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The reexamination or the redeployment of forms and devices drawn from Minimal art by numerous contemporary artists.
Taking into account their present adoption by the cultural and design industries, these artists update the inherent contradiction of the neo-avant-gardes of the 1960s—between an aspiration for the autonomy of art, and the heteronomy of the means to achieve this. Looking back on the aporias of such an historical heritage, the practices discussed here start afresh, initiate a new game, which privileges accident rather than essence, “non-formalism” rather than formal resolution, and disfunctionality rather than efficient rationality.
Also available in English edition.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Villa Arson national art center, Nice, France, in 2007, curated by Vincent Pécoil, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Elisabeth Wetterwald, coordinated by Eric Mangion.

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