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“While the notion of revolution, rebellion, and revolt isn’t alien in contemporary society’s vocabulary, the object of its action is replete with collective amnesia and inertia. That is why analyzing the representations of “uprisings”—from the etchings Goya, to contemporary installations, paintings, photographs, documents, videos, and films—demonstrates an unequivocal relevance to the social context in which we are living in 2016.
Constructing a chronological narrative or an exhaustive review of “uprisings” is not the aim. Thousands of representations of the gesture to say “NO,” to shout “STOP,” or to raise the banner “THEY SHALL NOT PASS” exist. They are known by women, men, and children, by workers, artists, and poets, by those who cry out and those who are silent, by those who weep, who mourn and those who make them. Uprisings is a montage of these words, gestures, and actions, which defy submission to absolute power.” (from the Foreword)
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Uprisings (Soulèvements) presented at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, from 18 October 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Foreword by Marta Gili
Introduction by Georges Didi-Huberman
Texts by Nicole Brenez, Judith Butler, Marie-José Mondzain, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière
Publisher Jeu de Paume, Paris, and Gallimard, Paris, 2016
ISBN 2072697298, 9782072697296
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