Automne 2016

Alors que la conception classique du paysage suppose une nature stable, permanente et harmonieuse et que la vision romantique entrevoit la nature comme une puissance chaotique, les pratiques artistiques actuelles semblent plutôt explorer les effets réciproques que génère l’interaction dynamique entre l’humain et la matière. Ce dossier revisite la notion de paysage comme genre artistique, à travers les différentes manifestations artistiques contemporaines.





Comptes rendus

Jeunes Critiques

Numéro en cours


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.