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Les livres d’artistes entre pratiques alternatives à l’exposition et pratiques d’exposition alternatives

Abstract : This thesis considers the phenomenon of the artist’s book as it develops in its relation to the concept and to the practice of exhibition since the 1960s. The exhibition is considered here in a double perspective: on the one hand as the most common institutional apparatus for the manifestation of art, and secondly as a function related to the visibility of the artworks.It further appears that artists’ books and artists’ publications can be grasped inbetween alternative practices to exhibition and alternative exhibition practices. Alternative exhibition practices insofar as book and printed mater are potential modes of visibility of art ; alternatives practices to exhibition because this way of visibility is very different from what we usually call an exhibition.Through the study of this dialectical tension between publishing and exhibition, we aim to clarify what are the economics of art and the conditions of aesthetic reception that books and artists’ publications offer; thus we aim to understand in what sense and with respect to which norms or instances they have what one may call an “alternative” value. From this perspective, this thesis is also about the place of artists’ books in the system of contemporary art and the effects they have on it
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Jérôme Dupeyrat. Les livres d’artistes entre pratiques alternatives à l’exposition et pratiques d’exposition alternatives. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Rennes 2, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012REN20043⟩. ⟨tel-00772314⟩