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Du sida aux cendres : entre guerre culturelles et guerre biologique : représenter (dans) la crise du sida

Abstract : The AIDS crisis is not behind us, even if the fire seems to be extinguished, the ashes remain. First, because the epidemic is by no means contained, but also because we continue to be haunted by the representations, discourses, constructions and meanings that this pandemic carries with it. AIDS is a complex phenomenon, trying to understand it, is the deal first with a series of words, images that are media-intensive, which supplant other realities. To achieve to break this pandemic, we must be able to study ail aspects, among these facets, art has played a leading role in the AIDS crisis, especially because it has been particularly used to signify those other hidden realities. ln this research, four axes have emerged that cover a broad spectrum of questions posed by AIDS and its representations, as much as the stakes of exhibitions, media coverage, discursivity or meanings that this unprecedented contemporary epidemic has highlighted. AIDS revealed many problems in our Western societies, without, however, being circumscribed by now. Art has played a major role in raising awareness over the past thirty-five years by making images and counters-images. Art has allowed to counter-represent a realité which through our societies of power, was silent to us, it gave a voice to what always remains a silent and stigmatizing epidemic. Representing (in) the AIDS crisis has therefore been and still is a struggle, if not a form of cultural war.
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Romain Thomazeau. Du sida aux cendres : entre guerre culturelles et guerre biologique : représenter (dans) la crise du sida. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PA01H310⟩. ⟨tel-02045437⟩



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