La Réappropriation en art : malheurs du droit d’auteur et puissances du faux à l’ère de l’Opensource

Re-appropriation in art : why does it still trouble and upset so much, how does it affect the creative space, the idea of authorship, the legal domain and finally what does it imply for the domain of thinking? This type of complexity, at the intersection of art, law and art history has recently been at the centre of the Reims artistic scene. Jean-François Gavoty, a sculptor renowned for his work in permanent dialogue with art history received a court summons for having “recopied” a piece by Paul Maureau-Vauthier.

Artists, philosophers, jurists, and critics talk about their work and of the importance they give to re-appropriation to better understand its sense, between art and philosophy.

Coming out as a co- publication Epure-ESAD 2016. RRP

Pourparlers – Gilles Deleuze, entre art et philosophie (Collection)

Work under the scientific direction of  Fabrice Bourlez and Lorenzo Vinciguerra

The work brings together a series of texts and interviews that cover the advances of deleuzienne thought from the 1970s to the 1990s. Twenty years of philosophical evolution, still in touch with its “outside”, addressing itself to philosophers and non- philosophers alike. If Deleuze wished to question the unity of language to bring forth new modalities of meaning – multiple and sometimes paradoxical – this work, immense in the perspectives and the fields that it uncovers, allows us to appreciate the multiplicities that are found in Deleuze’s words and images. Generally “pourparlers” (negotiations) are long drawn out affairs aiming for a consensus. Here, each text constitutes more of a possible movement to conduct a “guerrilla campaign” against oneself, against the certainties of what things are and how things speak about themselves. Pourparlers is more than just an introduction to deleuzienne thought, it is a war machine against all the foregone conclusions that encircle and frame the real and the language that is supposed to say it. Pourparlers (negotiations) between art(s) and philosophy to say thing otherwise.


The contributors explain their link to the work : to what extent did it guide their work? What relation does their work have with this or that aspect of Deleuze’s thought? From the reading that each person makes of Pourparlers, it means thinking about the ways in which Deleuze develops, in plural forms, languages and images in the arts and in philosophy as much as in politics.

Co-edition Epure-ESAD, October 2013, RRP : 18 €


L’Œil et l’Esprit – Merleau-Ponty entre art et philosophie (Collection)

The eye and the mind – Merleau-Ponty between art and philosophy

Work under the scientific direction of  Fabrice Bourlez and Lorenzo Vinciguerra

Last published text during the lifetime of Merleau-Ponty, l’Oeil et l’Esprit condenses and deploys some of his main lines of thought from painting and the gesture of painting… This work sets itself this challenge : to show that this text is still relevant, in the aesthetic field and in contemporary artistic creation. This gives rise to the question that is addressed to both philosophers and artists : in what manner does the reading of l’Oeil et l’Esprit influence your work and your reflexion today?

Edition Epure, 2010, 18 € (out of print- in the process of being reprinted)

Transtopia – Taking stock 2008/09 – Industrial wastelands in the Ardennes

(Transtopie – Etat des lieux 2008/09 – les friches industrielles dans les Ardennes)
A sensitive path and the proceedings of the symposium “transtopia, industrial wastelands, which spaces” conducted by ESAD Reims with URCA and the Ecole d’architecture et du Paysage de Lille between 2008 and 2009.

Publ. ESAD 2009- 128 colour pages + 5 video CD

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Les Quatre Cent Goûts. Design, Cuisine et Geste

Les Quatre Cent Goûts. Design, Cuisine and Gesture

The proceedings of the International symposium “Cuisine and Design : the question of gestures, bodies and representation” organised for the first Rencontres Internationales de l’Art et du Design and hosted by Manège de Reims, in October 2010.

With contributions from :
Alexandre Bella Ola, chef (Cameroun/France)
Serge Bismuth, dean, director of the U.F.R des Arts de l’Université Picardie Jules Verne
Diane Bisson, anthropologist and designer (Université de Montréal)
Fabrice Lextrait, cultural operator
Philippe Jamesse, sommelier from Crayères
Armando Menicacci, laboratory director, Médiadanse (Université Paris VIII)
Alok Nandi, designer, author and director (India/ Congo/ Belgium)
Ludovic Lagarde and Laurent Poitrenaux, actors (La Comédie de Reims)
Patrick Rambourg, food historian (Université Paris VII Denis Diderot)
Anne Xiradakis, designer

éd. ESAD Nov. 2011.  144 pages couleur – PV : 15 €

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Faut pas pousser, design et végétal

This book is the fruit of diverse conferences, days of research and workshop production with the ambition of laying the foundations of a reflection that is deploying itself in the field of vegetal design.

Faut pas pousser, design and vegetal

The proceedings of the International symposium “Poétique du Végétal en milieu urbain” of 6th November 2012, and the research of the ESAD in vegetal design are reunited in the book Faut Pas Pousser. This book is the fruit of diverse conferences, days of research and workshop production with the ambition of laying the foundations of a reflection that is deploying itself in the field of vegetal design. From the tree tops of the primary forests to the artist’s studio, via tobacco plantations or scientific laboratories, Faut pas pousser brings us to the core of these concerns that meet each other, brush up against one another or collide in the fertile land that begins with our imagination.



With contributions by :
Manola Antonioli, philosopher and teacher in the ENSAV de Versailles
Jean-Christophe Bailly, writer
Patrick Blanc, botanist, CNRS researcher
Gilles Belley, designer
Nicolas Bonnefant, collective Coloco, landscape designer
Fabrice Bourlez, philospher and psychoanalyst
Marie-Haude Caraës, research director in the Cité du Design de St Etienne
Brigitte Chabbert, INRA researcher
Damien Chivialle, designer
Marie Denis, artist
Céline Duhamel, designer
Emeline Eudes, Researcher in environmental aesthetics
Gilles Galopin, doctor in vegetal physiology, agricultural engineer
Francis Hallé, botanist and biologist
Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen HeHe, artists
Chloé Heyraud, artistic advisor 
Bruno Latour, sociologist
Duncan Lewis, architect
Sara Lubtchansky, urban planner and coordinator of vegetal design in the ESAD Reims
Bruno Marmiroli, architect
Alain Milon, philosopher, professor in l’Université de Paris Ouest
Elise Morin, visual artist

250 pages
ISBN 978-2-9540200-3-7
éd. ESAD 2013.  248 pages couleur – PV : 15 €

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