Les Nouveaux Encyclopédistes
curated by Joan Fontcuberta
Inspired by the effort of systematization and rationality which was at the base of the ambitious project of the Encyclopédie in eighteenth-century France, a group of contemporary artists embarks on a similar undertaking, convinced that civilization and knowledge are once again been threatened by chaos and darkness.
Today the Internet, social networks, mobile phones and surveillance cameras allow us to access a confusing and complex reality, thus generating an over-saturation of information in which images are no longer meek mediations between the world and us: they have become active and furious. Taming these images, purging them, is the task of this pleiad of neo-encyclopedic artists.