First major monograph in French, fully illustrated, devoted to the key figure of Joseph Beuys, revealing the aesthetic ambition and political issues through a genealogy that retraces a whole part of the XXth century.
Jean-Philippe Antoine is Professor of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Theory at Paris 8 University. His research bears on images and the social construction of Memory, as well as modern definitions of art. An artist, he works with painting, installations, soundworks and lectures-performances, including collaborations with Leif Elggren
and Mikael Levin. Sound publications include The Worried Ones
(Antoine-Elggren), Live at 64
(2013), Nouvelles musiques anciennes
(CD, 2011) and Objet Métal Esprit
(EP, 2010), all at Firework Edition Records.