PhD in "Arts and Art Sciences" of the Panthéon-Sorbonne University of Paris, France, my work includes plastic as well as theoretical research around the relations between art and society. Indeed, despite the almost obligatory presence in contemporary art of social, political and militant subjects, art seems more than ever to be just a simple entertainment for wealthy classes, to whom it offers both a good conscience and the recognition of belonging to a certain high social group.
For its part, the traditional vision of art, which originated in Romanticism and still defended by a very large majority of artists, only asks the public for a contemplative enjoyment in which the work refers only to its author, his qualities, his talent, the depth or purity of his feelings and ideals.
Thus it appears that the essential questions in art today are: who does it, for whom and for what purpose. Of course, what is said in the work of art, and how it is said, remain fundamental problems, but asking who says it, to whom and in what context, allows art to emerge from the duality between the individuality of the artist on the one hand and, on the other, the cultural industries that produce entertainment for the masses and elites.
Through writings and publications, collective creations or individual installations including video, water, plants, QR codes, etc., this work attempts to investigate other social possibilities of plastic works that take a critical stance towards art, artists and institutions, and thus stand against the "victimizing" and passive vision of the actors of contemporary creation.
The works presented here are only a selection, and like any selection it gives only a partial and arbitrary overview of this work. In the same way, the headings under which they are grouped are only an attempt to organize them and to give them a meaning, nevertheless, other works and other groupings are possible and several works could, in fact, be differently So we should not attribute too much importance to these categorizations.