À visage découvert

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Copublication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas / Flammarion, Paris

French version only

Softback, 22 × 27.5 cm, 224 pages, 217 color and black-and-white reproductions

Texts by Teresa Battesti, Jean Bazin, Roger Boulay, Jean Clair, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Georges Didi-Huberman, Daniel Dobbels, Pierre Fédida, Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Xavier Girard, Jean Guiart, Yves Hersant, Louis Marin, Agnès Minazzoli

ISBN: 2-86925-039-8

Publication: April 1992

About the publication

Organised by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 1992, À visage découvert was an exhibition on the representation of the face and the questions it raises. Bringing together works by over 80 artists, it proposed a look at faces in all their transformations, from the ancient, non-European arts to the most recent contemporary art experiences. The face was described, scrutinized, dissected, decorated, and even “defaced.”
The catalog published on this occasion casts new light on this founding subject in the history of art. Constructed in three parts—grammar, uproar, and silence—and featuring abundant texts and images, this book stands as a veritable anthropology of the face.