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Ben Vautier, Niki De Saint Phalle, François Morellet, Louise Bourgeois, Alexandre Hollan, Claude Viallat, Sophie Calle, Bernard Pagès, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Annette Messager, Gérard Titus-Carmel: 11 significant French artists of the final 40 years or so, tested within the mild in their strong point and their rootedness, the specificities in their differing and now and then overlapping plastic practices and the swirling and sometimes hugely hybridised conceptions entertained in regard to such practices. hence does research diversity from dialogue of the feisty, Fluxus-inspired, free-spirited funkiness of Ben Vautier’s paintings to a number of the modes of transcendence of trauma and haunting worry generated through the phenomenal gestures of Niki de Saint Phalle and Louise Bourgeois, to the alyrical formalism but imbued with irony and ludicity of François Morellet, via to the serene intensities of Alexandre Hollan’s vies silencieuses, the endless a-signatures of Claude Viallat’s event within the sheer pleasure of a poiein of self-reflexive shade, the powerfully dependent and muscular disarticulations of Bernard Pagès’ sculpture, the nice sweep via art’s heritage implied by means of Jean-Pierre Pincemin’s chameleon-like gestures, the enormous swirling programme of socio-psychological research the humanities of Annette Messager and Sophie Calle provide of their noticeably special manners, the obsessively serialised oeuvre of Gérard Titus-Carmel permitting a burrowing deep into the opaque good judgment of a true even though doubtful ‘presence to the world’.

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