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Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
This new volume of collected writings by French art critic and theoretician Nicolas Bourriaud focuses on the theme of space and the issues of artistic representations and how artists deal with information and its use and display in our globalized times. A succession of case studies allow a very precise reading of artistic strategies employed by artists to show their own perceptions of the world, drawing on what it means to make something that is “contemporary.” The volume features essays on Alighiero Boetti, Plamen Dejanoff, Fischli/Weiss, Raymond Hains, Alain Jacquet, Joseph Kosuth, Michel Majerus, Bruno Serralongue, and many others.
Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) is a French curator, theoritian and writer. He was the founder and director of Montpellier Contemporain (MoCo), gathering the La Panacée art centre, the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Hôtel des Collections. He was the director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 2011 to 2015. He was Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain in London from 2007 to 2010 and founder advisor for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kyiv. He also founded and co-directed the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, between 1999 and 2006, and founded the curatorial cooperative Radicants in 2022. He is the author of the landmark publication Relational Aesthetics, published in 1998, and still inspirational today for many artists, curators, and art professionals worldwide.
Bourriaud's curated exhibitions include The 7th continent, Istanbul Biennial (2019), Crash Test. The Molecular Turn, La Panacée (2018); Back to Mulholland Drive, La Panacée (2017); Wirikuta, MECA Aguascalientes, Mexico (2016); The Great Acceleration, Art in the Anthropocene, Taipei Biennial (2014); The Angel of History, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2013); Monodrome, Athens Biennial (2011) and Altermodern, Tate Triennial, London (2009), among others. Nicolas Bourriaud was also in the curatorial team of the first and second Moscow Biennials in 2005 and 2007.
published in September 2022
French edition
ISBN : 978-2-37896-376-7
EAN : 9782378963767

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