Françoise Schein, artiste des droits humains
The book is made in three sections: section one about urban works; section two about participative artworks; and section three about Schein’s personal research such as drawings, paintings, photography. The book is crossed by a dialogue between the art historian Vincent Cartuyvels and Françoise Schein. The philosopher Jean Attali presents the conceptual foundations of the work of the artist. The introduction is by American writer Siri Hustvedt.
The work of Françoise Schein, artist, architect and urbanist is simultaneously graphical and monumental. Since 1989, she inscribes the human rights onto the walls of cities: subway stations, underprivileged quarters, plazas or facades of cultural centers, from the old Europe to the New World and the Middle East.
Cartographer, her work plays with notions such as borders, countries anchoring the peoples within History. Her work is also about writings: she uses charts about rights put at a distance, maps’ site names as landmarks for the traveler-readers and scattered aphorisms that give poetical breaths. Her participative methodology which associates the inhabitants to the production of her work, makes Françoise Schein a unique artist: she is as much in the world of arts and architecture that in the world of philosophy and human rights.
Public price: 45 euros
22,5 x 27,5 cm
Hard cover, 240 pages
ISBN : 9782804701703