Anecdote
Collection
Hapax Series
Edited by
Claire de Ribaupierre
Author(s)
Jean-Philippe Antoine
Jean-Christophe Bailly
Claire de Ribaupierre
Christophe Fiat
Christine Lapostolle
Shimabuku

Edition
French
August 2007
ISBN: 978-3-905770-99-5
Softcover, 105 x 165 mm
128 pages
Images 10 color / 1 b/w
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Anecdote and contemporary art

The anecdote is a marginalized form, a simple form, often scorned. Relevant to street culture and not to spaces of protected knowledge, the anecdote is a minor language, one could even say, as did Deleuze, with revolutionary potential. It is not a matter of telling stories, but of envisaging the anecdote as theoretical question and an object which engages a meaning and a relation with the other. Placed in the context of contemporary art, we discover it at work in the oeuvre of certain artists and authors today.

Claire de Ribaupierre is a Doctor of Literature at the University of Lausanne, and co-director of the postgraduate program MAPs at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais.

With contributions by Jean-Philippe Antoine, Jean-Christophe Bailly, Christophe Fiat, Christine Lapostolle, Claire de Ribaupierre, and Shimabuku.

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