Chinese lovers of art copy

Chinese lovers of art–especially collectors–began long ago compiling typological catalogs of images, imitating in that respect the thinkers and enquiring minds who, from the early decades of the Han empire onwards (i.e. the second century of the Christian era) drew up inventorial lists of everything that existed, a shared fundamental Read more…

Copying Art in China

“Copying”: this practice, in China as elsewhere, was and still is the first exercise of every apprenticeship at the same time as an irreplaceable technique for spreading know-how, talent, and innovation; but the place and interest accorded to it throw light on the rather special positions being taken up. Thus, Read more…

Juan Geuer (exposition)

On ne peut scruter le travail de Juan Geuer sans’s interroger sur la nature meme de telles installations. Art ou science? Rationnalite ou sensibilite? Complexite ou simplicite? L’oeuvre entier semble, d’entree de jeu, vouloir s’ingerer dans l’un comme dans l’autre aspect de ces dualites, en explorer l’ecart, la felure, le Read more…