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Le manifeste à travers les arts : devenirs d’un genre indiscipliné

Abstract : Literature, arts, cinema, poetry, theatre, architecture… all creative domains have in common the manifesto. An iconoclastic and multiform action-text, it is both in line with the history of its discipline while rewriting its rules in an undisciplined gesture. It is not only a true “agent provocateur,” a remedy against standardisation which had its hour of glory at the time of the avant-garde, but also a text that shows the artists’ engagement, their utopia and their revolts, and constantly challenges the links between the arts and politics. Its contemporary usage, nonetheless, lead us to question the form of the genre itself and its fundamentally subversive character: often practised solitarily rather than in a group, transformed into an art installation, a performance, an exhibition catalogue, or even diverted for the purpose of advertising, the manifesto conveys an image of protest that sometimes ends up being just a show, thereby bringing back into the picture that which it was initially designed to reject. So who benefits from the manifesto? Which messages and engagements is it trying to put over? Can it still be undisciplined? These are some of the questions the present issue addresses.
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Audrey Ziane, Camille Bloomfield. Le manifeste à travers les arts : devenirs d’un genre indiscipliné. Itinéraires. Littérature, textes, cultures, Pléiade, https://journals.openedition.org/itineraires/4097, 2018, ⟨10.4000/itineraires.4097⟩. ⟨hal-02275164⟩

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