les presses du réel

Route Nationale 6

Olivier Mosset - Route Nationale 6
Artist's book (photographs taken on the road).
This photographic rendition was made by students of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts of Dijon engaged in a Kerouacian “On the Road” project of reviving the nostalgia of the formerly well travelled Route Nationale 6 in France. They literally went on the road to photograph remaining edifices - mainly old gas stations (usually abandonned or half in ruins) and painted signs on buildings for a workshop under the direction of Olivier Mosset. The aim is to construct an artisitic notion of this national highway; as Lacan said, « the road is a means of communication. »
Olivier Mosset.
Olivier Mosset (born 1944 in Berne, lives and works in Tucson) worked in Paris from 1965 to 1977, participated in the creation of the group BMTP and then went to live in New York. He did numerous exhibitions with the Radical American Painters in the 1980s.
Mosset describes himself as a painter rather than an artist. His work is based on a principle of neutrality, radicality and self-effacement that constantly challenge the limits of painting. His approach involves continually going back to previous explorations and diversifying them, taking care to integrate into his conceptions the conditions in which they appeared, to modify his work in line with the current cultural context, thus questioning painting in its initial materiality.

See also Mosset & Christophe; Olivier Mosset & Jean-Baptiste Sauvage; Aux anges (artist's book by Olivier Mosset); Catherine Perret: Olivier Mosset – Painting, even.
 
Texts by Xavier Douroux, Olivier Mosset.
 
published in 2004
French edition
23 x 21 cm (softcover)
48 pages (19 colour and 31 b/w illustrations)
 
15.00
 
ISBN : 978-2-84066-122-1
EAN : 9782840661221
 
in stock


 top of page