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Poetry in Painting: Writings on Contemporary Arts and Aesthetics

Poetry in Painting: Writings on Contemporary Arts and Aesthetics (Hardback)

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The first book by Helene Cixous on painting and the contemporary arts. This collection gathers most of Helene Cixous' short texts devoted to contemporary artists, such as the painter Nancy Spero, the photographer Andres Serrano, the visual artists Roni Horn and Ernest Pignon-Ernest, the fashion designer Sonia Rykiel and the choreographer Karine Saporta, among others. The artworks belong to different genres and media: photography, painting, installations, film, choreography and fashion design. Nevertheless, Helene Cixous' texts all deal with some of her privileged themes: exile, war, violence (against women) and exclusion, as well as love, memory, beauty and tenderness. Neither art criticism nor critical essays, Helene Cixous responds to these artworks as a poet, reading them as if they were poems. Written between 1985 and 2010, most of these essays are unpublished in English, or published only in rare catalogues or art books.

Key Features *Combines poetic, theoretical and critical writing and Cixous' unique methodology *Addresses an important collection of contemporary artists, including Americans Nancy Spero and Roni Horn, the London artist Maria Chevska, the Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson, the filmmaker Ruth Bekermann, the French choreographer Karine Saporta and the French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel. *Treats a range of media and genre: photography, painting, installations, film, choreography, fashion design

Helene Cixous is Director of the Centre d'Etudes Feminines at Universite Paris VIII, Emerita. one of the foremost intellectuals and creative writers in France, and a major figure in the emergence and global spread of postmodern literary theory, late-20th-century Continental Thought, and Women's Studies. She is the author of more than 40 novels, 14 plays and 15 volumes of theory and essays. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Japanese, Korean, Hindi and Urdu. Marta Segarra is Professor of French literature and Gender Studies, and director of the Centre Women and Literature at the University of Barcelona (Spain). She specializes in French and Francophone contemporary literature, deconstruction and feminist theory, and postcolonial studies. Her most recent books are: Demenageries. Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida (co-ed. A.E. Berger, 2011), Nouvelles romancieres francophones du Maghreb (2010), The Portable Cixous (ed., 2010), Traces du desir (2008). Joana Maso is Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona and Associate Scholar at the Centre Women and Literature. She has translated into Spanish texts by Helene Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou, Jean-Luc Marion and Jean-Luc Nancy. She has edited the following books on or by Helene Cixous: Cixous sous X (with M.-D. Garnier, 2010), Peinetures. Ecrits sur l'art (with M. Segarra, Paris, 2010) and its Spanish translation, Poetas en pintura. Escritos sobre arte de Rembrandt a Nancy Spero (2010) and La llengua m'es l'unic refugi (ed., 2009).

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