“The Mediterranean landscape, the construction of their history as the experience of aesthetic adventure are fertilized by migration, nomadism, business meetings and geographical (Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean). In this perspective, makes this brief essay of first account of a poetics at work in the Mediterranean, then a representation where excess is manifested a taste of Mediterranean artists for the art of opposites. the landscapes appear, finally, as the platform form of meetings, like a sea crossings between the images, texts and sounds with space and its expression would be here, custodians, and the mirror tree. “
Logique de la mappemonde, note sur l’espace (pourquoi méditerranéen ?) is accompanied by a portfolio of photographs of Florence Chevallier, Bernard Guillot, François Méchain, Corinne Mercadier, Bernard Plossu and film clips of photograms of Godard and Jean–Daniel Pollet.
La Box - Ecole des Beaux arts de Bourges
170 x 240
11 photos colors
ISBN : 978-2-35046-251-6
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Alexandre Castant, born in 1965 in Montpellier, is an essayist, art critic, professor of national schools of art. Degree in aesthetics at the University of Paris I Pantheon–Sorbonne, after studying the general and comparative literature at the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier–III (DEA & Master, 1991 & 1990), he is professor of aesthetics & history contemporary art at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges where he hosts, among others, a seminar on sound design and visual arts. Meanwhile, he was a lecturer at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, at the Graduate School of Arts & Media of Caen, and in the School of Art Port, Reunion Island.