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Vortrag Anne Moeglin-Delcroix



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Ambulo, ergo sum: Nature as Experience in Artists' Books

Since the 1960s, so rich in the upheavals of artistic traditions, nature ceased to be an object of representation, at least for the pioneers of contemporary art. Several artists developed a relationship to nature that was conceptual, literary or scientific, while other artists, to which this conference is devoted, were looking for ways of re-establishing a living relationship with nature, in particular through the experience of walking. It is not surprising that such an experience, one that is solitary and ephemeral, gave birth to a number of artists’ books whose aim was to preserve its trail. But in a book, how to share the sensitive and private dimension of such a subjective experience with the reader? The reply is found in the books by artists such as Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and herman de vries, among others.

Dr. Anne Mœglin-Delcroix
is professor emeritus of the philosophy of art at the Sorbonne. From 1979 to 1994, she was in charge of the collection of artists’ books at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Département des Estampes et de la Photographie). She has curated several exhibitions on the international production of artists’ books, notably at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 1985), the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, 1997), Casa del Mantegna (Mantua, 2004), and Frac Paca (Marseille, 2013). She is the author of several books on this subject: Livres d'artistes (Paris, Herscher & Centre Georges-Pompidou, 1985), Esthétique du livre d'artiste (Paris, BnF & Jean-Michel Place, 1997, newly revised and expanded edition: Paris, BnF & Marseille, Le mot et le reste, 2012), Sur le livre d’artiste. Articles et écrits de circonstance (1981-2005) (Marseille, Le mot et le reste, 2006, repr. 2008).


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