An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Valérie Mavridorakis is a professor of contemporary art history at Sorbonne University. She has taught at the University of Rennes 2 and at the Geneva University of Art and Design
. Her research focuses on American art
of the 1960s and 1970s, in relation to diverse cultural issues. Author of numerous articles on artists such as Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Donald Judd, Robert Morris
, and Robert Smithson
, she has edited, among others, the anthology Art et science-fiction: la Ballard Connection
(Mamco, 2011). Her editorial work focuses on artists' texts
(Mel Bochner, Spéculations
, with Christophe Cherix
, Mamco, 2004, or Victor Burgin, Scripts
, Mamco, 2016).