Seven writings assembled within the context of the philosophy of artwork that Jean-François Lyotard built within the Eighties, on the time of the Differend (1983) and of the "Kantian flip" resulting in the Lessons at the Analytic of the Sublime (1992), are the following released for the 1st time in English translation. The texts specialise in 3 artists with generally divergent aesthetic orientations: the colorist-draftsman Valerio Adami, the conceptual metaphysician Shusaku Arakawa, and Daniel Buren, the "pragmatist of the invisible."
those 3 protagonists proportion the concept that the curiosity in artwork doesn't lie within the basic denotation of a body of reference, yet within the connotations of fabric nuances, in flavors, in tones?in one be aware, the visible, that's slightly printed within the anamnesis that publications the seen and provokes the basic inquietude of the classy adventure. What to Paint? now not truth or a “world,” nor a wealthy subjectivity, nor even the phantasms of desires or beliefs of being-together, however the act of portray itself, and, past the functionality of the painter, the presence of concerns, a presence that during Arakawa's note is sort of evidently clean, elusive.