October 5, 2011

Borrowing journalistic postures they smash formats with humour or with poetry. Playing with oxymoron and manipulating images, they bend and move points of view reclaiming their subjectivity … What are the strategies of these contemporary artists who in gathering up information melt and remap the world?

At the Science PO conference in Paris (1),Valéry Grancher, a visual artist active in the digital sphere postulated the following:“From the time an artist questions a world topic, their efforts are necessarily political.

All artistic efforts are political by nature,” confirms Lebanese performer Rabih Mroué over the course of two weekend symposia inaugurating the work “The Missing People”(2) at the Pompidou Centre. “The artist that positions themselves as a political activist misses the target because he’s speaking to the masses, but an artistic act addresses the individual.”