Spectre 3 - Ruines contemporaines

Spectre 3 - Ruines contemporaines
Library Shelf Location 27.GERV
Publication Date 2021

Spectre is an iconographic magazine, published by Cosa Mentale Editions under the artistic direction of Mathias Gervais de Lafond. About a specific theme, major contemporary artists deliver their subjective interpretation of a reality. This collective work questions our sensitivity and destabilizes our daily relationship with objects and places. It awakens our poetic presence in the world.

After the first two issues Mineral Pornography and Vegetal Trauma, the 3rd issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to deliver their interpretation of contemporary ruins.

“Ruins represent pure time, undated, absent from our world of images, simulacra and reconstructions, from our violent world whose rubble no longer has time to become ruins. A lost time that happens to the art of finding.” (Marc Augé, Le temps en ruines, 2003)

It is not certain that the history to come will be capable of generating new ruins. If there is any doubt about the contemporary capacity to leave significant ruins, it is obvious that our era will continue to produce abandoned, unfinished, deteriorated and rapidly obsolete spaces.


ISBN 9782491039066
Quantity 1
Pages 208
Author Mathias Gervais de Lafond
Format Paperback
Publisher Editions Cosa Mentale
Category Photography
Keywords photography, Industrial photography, Ruins, contemporary photography
Languages French, English

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