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Trouble #06 – Célébration

 - Trouble #06
The relationship between celebration and critical practices in art, around Jeff Koons, Pierre Huyghe, Ben Kinmont, Tom Marioni, John Armleder...
Trouble was a French magazine published between 2002 and 2007, run by art critics, theoreticians, and artists (Boris Achour, Guillaume Désanges, Claire Jacquet, François Piron, and Émilie Renard). A clear critical and artistic point of view has emerged from the six issues published, seen in the choice of the authors, artists and themes that have been broached. These choices—posing points of view that are sometimes contradictory but always strongly subjective—correspond to the image of today's creation that interests us: moving, radical, and plural. In giving artists' texts a lot of space, Trouble encourages them to develop critical and theoretical positions beyond their own work, and in giving critics a space for experimental writing, Trouble opens new forms of art criticism and encourages subjective historical re-readings and new perspectives. Trouble neither comments on current events nor takes the market into consideration; it looks at the art that is being made today and wants to be an active part of it.


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