Questioning mimicry and the reciprocity between the work of art and the work of nature, the être nature exhibition presented at the Fondation Cartier in 1988 brought together contemporary artists from all over the world around art and the living.
The book être nature plays on surprise and illusion, awakening and unsettling the senses at the same time. The bewildering doubt between what is born of the artist’s hand and what seems to be a natural readymade necessarily provokes reflection on the essence of the work of art.
It combines texts by Marie Darrieussecq, Jacques Lacarrière and Michel Onfray with the thoughts and creations of artists.
Preface by Hervé Chandès, texts by Marie Darrieussecq, Jacques Kerchache, Jacques Lacarrière, Michel Onfray.
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l´art contemporain, Paris, 1998
Hardback, 22 x 28 cm, 184 pages, 94 black and white and color illustrations
French version only
Distribution in France: Actes Sud, Arles
Price: 38.70 euros