A major figure in Conceptual Abstraction, David Diao questions the uses and institutions of the art world. Archival documents, photographs, lists, sales figures, biographies, artistic careers - including his own - disrupt our approach to painting.
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|Author||Stéphane Mroczkowski, Alexandra Pignol|
|Publisher||Mare & Martin|
|Number of pages||273|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||210 x 150|
|Museum||Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg|
Reproduced on a very elaborate monochrome background, the documents have an informative value as well as an aesthetic value.
Diao gives painting an effective conceptual dimension: focused on information and content. And while he gives a central role to information, he also affirms the irreducible presence of painting, which makes the role of documents more complex to define, as the essays in this book show.
This book is taken from the conferences of the international colloquium "Painting and document: David Diao" which was held in 2014 in Strasbourg. With texts by Hélène Chouteau-Matikian, Michael Corris, Felix Gmelin, Catherine Grout, James Harithas, Jean-Marc Huitorel, Marjolaine Lévy, Joseph Masheck, Stéphane Mroczkowski & Alexandra Pignol, Marshall N. Price, Ramon Tio-Bellido, Hiram To , Marjorie Welish
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