Éloge de Marcel Broodthaers – Yves Depelsenaire

Yves DepelsenaireÉloge de Marcel Broodthaers

Book launch

The Peinture Fraîche team is delighted to invite you to the launch and signing of Yves Depelsenaire’s new book, Éloge de Marcel Broodthaers, on Thursday 14 April 2022 from 6 to 9 pm. To accompany him in the presentation of his book, Yves Depelsenaire also invites Michel Lorand, philosopher and Margaux Van Uytvanck, art historian, to join him for this evening.

“With the plastic arts, I could only engage in enemy territory”, said Marcel Broodthaers. What is the meaning of this commitment? What is at stake in the struggle that led him to the painful decision to abandon the field of poetic writing? His multiform work thwarts interpretation.

Several threads are woven into it, according to an original logic that unfolds in this Praise. The essential references are Mallarmé, whom he considers “the inventor of modern space”, Magritte, to whom he credits a “tightening of the notion of the subject” and Lacan, for whom “truth has the structure of fiction”. A poetics of the object and the absence of an object is deduced, as well as an ironic practice of the equivocations of communication. The figure of a brilliant artist emerges, and we have not finished discovering him.

The author
Yves Depelsenaire is a psychoanalyst, member of the École de la Cause Freudienne and teacher at the clinical section of the Institut du Champ Freudien in Brussels. He is the author of numerous works on the connections of psychoanalysis with philosophy, literature, art and politics. He has notably published Une analyse avec Dieu. Le Rendez-vous de Lacan et de Kierkegaard (La Lettre volée, 2004) and Un musée imaginaire lacanien (La Lettre volée, 2009) (expanded edition, 2016). He is also the author of L’Envers du décor (Cécile Defaut, 2013) and La Vie anecdotique (La Lettre volée, 2019).

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