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 - Peinture : obsolescence déprogrammée
The current state and future of painting in the digital age.
The book Peinture : obsolescence déprogrammée (Painting: Unplanned Obsolescence) focuses on the current state and future of painting in the digital age. It is a thought-provoking illustration of how the pictorial medium evolves and reinvents itself in the face of new technologies. The omnipresence of screens and the encroachment of algorithms into everyday life, as recent as they are meteoric, have led to a different way of viewing that some painters have sought to portray in their works. The proliferation of digital "windows" and images upsets and challenges the concept of the painting as a window as defined by Alberti during the Renaissance — a concept that has formed the cornerstone of Western painting and image from the dawn of the modern era until the present day. While hybrid forms of painting gained ground in the mid-20th century through its exposure to photography, cinema and video art, it was digital technology that shaped one of the most prolific emulations from the 1990s-2000s onwards. The aim of the book is to provide an outline of current painting practice, by looking at the reinventions and recent reconfigurations of the pictorial medium within a very wide-ranging corpus of works. At the same time, the inclusion of photographs, digital prints and installations highlights the extent to which painting is still liable to nourish and inspire other media. The book shows that, far from being made redundant by new technologies, painting is being revitalised by them and "unplans" this obsolescence.
Published on the occasion of conferences of Esad Talm, Angers and INHA, Paris, and exhibition at MASC, museum of modern and contemporary art, Les Sables d'Olonne, in 2021.

Works by Carole Benzaken, Amélie Bertrand, Édouard Boyer, Victor Brauner & Roberto Matta, Alex Brown, Bernard Caillaud, Nina Childress, Roy Colmer, Philippe Cognée, Wade Guyton, Raymond Hains, Dan Hays, Philippe Hurteau, Rémy Hysbergue, Alain Jacquet, Anne-marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Johannes Kahrs, Hiroshi Kawano, Régine Kolle, Jean-Benoit Lallemant, Daniel Lefcourt, Miltos Manetas, Flavio De Marco, Manfred Mohr, Vera Molnar, Emmanuel Morales, Albert Oehlen, Loïc Raguénès, Martial Raysse, David Reed, Thomas Scheibitz, Antoine Schmitt, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Nam June Paik.
Edited by Camille Debrabant.
Texts by Camille Debrabant, Fleur Chevalier & Caroline Tron-Carroz, Camille Lenglois, Philippe Hurteau, Vanina Géré, Vincent Pécoil, Erik Verhagen, Christophe Viart, Aude Launay, Hélène Trespeuch, Antoine Perrot, Marjolaine Lévy.

Graphic design: Malou Messien.
 
published in October 2020
French edition
16 x 24 cm (relié)
232 pages (75 color & b/w ill.)
 
21.00
 
ISBN : 978-2-913981-71-3
EAN : 9782913981713
 
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