Founded in 2001, the publishing house Présent Composé is hosted by the plastic arts laboratory of the University of Rennes 2. The editions produce theoretical and plastic researches, around events, meetings or themes emanating from the arts laboratories. Each of the productions interrogates to varying degrees the processes of representation, visualization, writing and editorialization in a digital data environment. The publications are varied and adopt a renewed support and graphic conception: interview with an artist or a theorist, thematic publication of creation and research, editorial collective project, experimental digital creation, analysis of work.
The editions are intended for the entire university scientific community, researchers, professionals and students in the arts. It is a question of accessing research work on contemporary art, the digital imagination, its creative processes, its figures and their modes of existence, observing and questioning the contribution, the meaning and the inscription of art in the contemporary cultural and technological landscape. The editions exist in a tangible or dematerialized form.
Editorial direction: Anne Bénichou
(University of Quebec in Montreal), Samuel Bianchini
(University of Valenciennes, CITU), Pierre Braun
(University of Rennes 2), Edmond Couchot (University of Paris 8), Catherine Elkar (Frac Bretagne
), Marion Hohlfeldt (University of Rennes 2), Joël Laurent (University of Rennes 2), Sylvie Mokhtari (Archive of the Art Critic).