Reparation: Art in a Disordered World


Reparation: Art in a Disordered World

Patricia Falguières
In partnership with ARP-ALBA

Thursday 26 November 2015, 19:00 to 20:30 

In French
Free admission

In the 17th century, the Copernican revolution discarded the Greek conception of cosmos. It also disavowed mimesis, the peculiar relationship between arts and a world conceived as a whole. In her lecture, Patricia Falguières explores the concepts of mimesis and repair, and discusses to what extent they can be applied to contemporary creation and artistic research.


Patricia Falguières is a historian and professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her work focuses on Renaissance art and philosophy, encyclopedias, classification systems, and mannerism. She is currently working on the concept of techné and the embedding of arts within Aristotle’s classification of academic subjects. Publications include Les Chambres des merveilles (Bayard, 2002) about the history of museums, and the monograph Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites (Walker Art Center, 2013). At the EHESS, she overviews the seminar Something you should know with Élisabeth Lebovici and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.