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20 ans d’engagement

Spring / Summer 2004

[In French] Cette année anniversaire est soulignée par le thème de l’engagement dans une trilogie construite autour d’un découpage temporel passé, présent et futur. Ce numéro souhaite faire le point sur certaines attitudes qui ont marqué et marquent toujours le paysage de l’art, mais aussi celui de la revue. Certains sujets autrefois traités seront repris et réexaminés en fonction des préoccupations artistiques et sociales d’actualité.

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Water

We now face a global water crisis. Warning signs are flashing everywhere about the increased desertification of the Earth, the industrial pollution of water resources, and the over-exploitation of aquifers. Faced with such a bleak portrait and the fact that environmental and humanitarian challenges are dependent on economic issues and interlinked policies, which are framed by complex laws, the influence of art is relatively modest. Nevertheless, alongside civic actions that we should actively do, artists can give back to water its symbolic and sacred value. Taking a poetical approach to water, the artists and theorists in this issue navigate between aesthetic forms, activist actions, and metaphor-rich analytical thinking. Adopting a resolutely critical perspective, the articles refer to artworks that try to raise awareness about water pollution and climate issues, envisage a restorative justice, and offer new horizons of hope.

Cover: Hannah Rowan
Vessels of Touch, 2021.
Photo: courtesy of the artist & C+N Gallery CANEPANERI, Milan

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