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Céramique contemporaine, un monde de l’art périphérique : Repenser les frontières artistiques par la céramophilie

Abstract : This thesis aims to highlight the displacements of artistic borders through the case of contemporary ceramics, a peripheral world among the nebula of the worlds of art. Beyond the classic break between art and craft models, this research analyzes how a world with a strong artistic and cultural identity is built and in which amateurs plays a significant role. From the coexistence of two sides within the heart of contemporary ceramics - the patrimonial regime and the paradigm of contemporary art – gives birth to a situation of relative marginality: on the one hand there is the low recognition of ceramics within the artistic scene, on the other hand, the artistic attachment of social actors (ceramists, amateurs, collectors, professionals) who consider their double sense of belonging as a value. Based on a survey of ceramic amateurs, we analyze ceramophilia and the stakes of the emotional dimension of artistic commitment and attachment to the orientations of ceramics and the renewal of its system of meanings. It is also from an organizational, professional and symbolic inventory that we study the axiological changes affected by the process of artification. The spaces where the aesthetic and market values of objects (pottery markets, galleries, museums, exhibitions, etc.) are structured show an unstable but constant artistic economy. The study of mediation - as the territory where representations are prefigured - reflects a world governed by a close human proximity rather than by institutional relations. This thesis aspires to show how, despite the many tensions present within this art world, this one exists because of the differential values between contemporary art and arts and crafts and its difficulty to define itself in contemporary art, which is intersected by the paradoxical ambitions of its developers, who coexist and reaffirm themselves at the heart of the collective identity of an artistic community, thanks to the commitment of the same aforementioned amateurs and ceramophiles.
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Elisa Ullauri Lloré. Céramique contemporaine, un monde de l’art périphérique : Repenser les frontières artistiques par la céramophilie. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université d'Avignon, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017AVIG1172⟩. ⟨tel-01715250⟩

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