Image extrême

[In French] Dans ce dossier à auteur unique, Paul Ardenne propose une analytique de l’image : définir ce qu’est, au plus près, l’image « extrême »; penser, dans la foulée, le rapport du regard à ce type d’image; enfin, tenter de répondre à la question : pourquoi aspirons-nous, êtres de regard que nous sommes, à la brutalité de l’image « extrême » ?



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As the basis for social organization and the primary site of socialization, the family has drawn particular attention in the visual arts since the inception of art history. As contemporary art seems well engaged in an examination of cultural practices, the family, in all its forms, is returning to the spotlight. Many artists today revisit family traditions, sites, and taboos, challenge what has been held as unspeakable by digging into archives, and invent new, intimate forms of sociability out of biographical experiences. This issue reflects on family histories as they are rewritten in contemporary art.