Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Sylvie Coëllier


Sylvie Coëllier is professor emeritus in history of contemporary art at the University of Aix-Marseille. Member of the Laboratory of Studies in Arts Sciences, she directs the ARTS collection at Presses Universitaires de Provence. She is the author and co-director of several books, articles and catalogs on the crossover between artistic practices, themes involving sculpture, body, performance, and the theoretical aspects that accompany them. She published Lygia Clark (The Envelope). The End of Modernity and the Desire for Contact, Collection “History and Ideas of the Arts”, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2003, and directed in particular Emotions in the Arts Today (PUP, Collection 1, 2015), and The performance, encore (PUP, ARTS Coll., 2016).

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Investigation by Sylvie Coëllier
04 April 2019

Damien Hirst and Till Roeskens,
two opposing cosmoses

Investigation by Sylvie Coëllier

In 2017, English artist Damien Hirst and German artist Till Roeskens each built a heritage project based on the past and memory. But while the former created a blockbuster to the glory of his producer, in this case art collector François Pinault, the latter reconstructed a world, that of shepherds’ paths, far removed from the logic of the market.

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