Wang Bing

Peuples exposés, peuples figurants

  • 2012
  • 288 pages
  • Français
  • Editions de Minuit
  • 23.00€

This book questions the way folks are represented, a both aesthetic and political issue. Folks today seem more exposed than ever. They are, in reality, underexposed because of censorship or over-exposed in the artificial light of their spectacularization. The result is equivalent invisibility. In short, they are, as too often, exposed to disappear.

A long analysis is devoted here to the work of poets, painters, photographers and filmmakers who throughout history are characterized by their attention to small folks – including contemporary examples, such as the film Man with No Name by the Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing. 

Georges Didi-Huberman is a french philosopher and art historian. He holds a chair at Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

Publisher: Les Éditions de Minuit
288 pages 
ISBN: 9782707322654

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