Spring / Summer 2005

[In French] La question de mobilité a souvent été traitée par les artistes à travers la figure de celui qui marche, de l’arpenteur. Longtemps représentée, cette mobilité s’incarne désormais dans de nombreuses pratiques artistiques contemporaines. Comme autant de variations sur le thème du flâneur baudelairien, le nomadisme, l’errance, la déambulation, le voyage, les dérives diverses constituent des moyens par lesquels nombre d’artistes observent le monde et proposent d’en faire l’expérience.





Young Critics

Current Issue


We now face a global water crisis. Warning signs are flashing everywhere about the increased desertification of the Earth, the industrial pollution of water resources, and the over-exploitation of aquifers. Faced with such a bleak portrait and the fact that environmental and humanitarian challenges are dependent on economic issues and interlinked policies, which are framed by complex laws, the influence of art is relatively modest. Nevertheless, alongside civic actions that we should actively do, artists can give back to water its symbolic and sacred value. Taking a poetical approach to water, the artists and theorists in this issue navigate between aesthetic forms, activist actions, and metaphor-rich analytical thinking. Adopting a resolutely critical perspective, the articles refer to artworks that try to raise awareness about water pollution and climate issues, envisage a restorative justice, and offer new horizons of hope.