The Causes of Things

Title: The Causes of Things
Author: Carine Fol, Sébastien Faucon
Publisher: City of Brussels, asbl Bruxelles-Musées-Expositions
Publication: Printed in March 2013
Format: 1 vol. (102 p.): 16 x 23 cm
Collection: Collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (French National Visual Arts Centre)
Summary: By borrowing its title from the quotation of the famous Latin poet Virgil, “Happy is he who knows the origin of things”, the exhibition becomes an enigma and thus attempts to go back to the source of reflection and of the creative act.

The artists plays the part of a rational observer of the world and specifically artistic creation.  He openly delights in historical avant-garde styles, casts a critical eye over the originality of styles and ways of thinking, seeks to cast off his glorious origins, and to confirm the primacy of chance and of gradual obliteration.

Artists: Claudio Abate, Saâdane Afif, Robert Barry, Robert Barta, Eric Baudart, Pierre Bismuth, Olivier Blanckart, Michel Blazy, Eric Cameron, Étienne Chambaud, Claire Fontaine, Peter Coffin, Susan Collis, Édith Dekyndt, documentation céline duval,  Olivier Dollinger, Jimmie Durham, T. Ernest, Patrick Faigenbaum, Ceal Floyer, Aurélien Froment, Mario García Torres, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Graham Gussin, Raymond Hains, Louise Hervé, Chloé Maillet, Nathan Hylden, Emmanuelle Lainé, Louise Lawler, Saverio Lucariello, Vik Muniz, Bruce Nauman, Patrick Neu, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Roman Ondák, Florian Quistrebert, Michael Quistrebert, Maxime Rossi, Denis Savary, Nicolas Schöffer, Yann Sérandour, Alexandre Singh, Julien Tiberi, Jean-Luc Verna, We Are The Painters, Rémy Zaugg
Topic: contemporary art, creation, origins
Language: French, English and Dutch
Document type: Printed text, illustrations
Identifier: ISBN : 978-94-9069-319-0
Price: € 25,00