Narrative Figuration
The Narrative Figuration
Editor Jean-Paul Ameline, and Yan Schubert
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2018
  • Price: $55.00
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 88-7439-776-3
  • EAN: 9788874397761
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 110 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

This book celebrates Narrative Figuration, an art movement that arose in France in 1964 in the context of the Paris exhibition MythologiesQuotidiennes (Daily Mythologies), organized by the artists Bernard Rancillac and Hervé Télémaque, and critic Gérald Gassiot-Talabot. Some 34 artists participated with the goal of challenging modern Pop Art aesthetics, and propagating changes in society. Elements from English and American Pop Art were mixed with images from advertising, comics, film, and photography, and images from earlier eras of art history were integrated into new and surprising contexts. Among the artists who participated were Eduardo Arroyo, Ren. Bertholo, Gianni Bertini, Öyvind Fahlström, Peter Klasen, Jacques Monory, Antonio Recalcati, Jan Voss, and others. Narrative Figuration continued through the 1970s with members such as Valerio Adami, Gilles Aillaud, Henri Cueco, Erró, Gérard Fromanger, and Peter Stämpfli. Today there is renewed interest in this movement.

About the author

Jean-Paul Ameline is a curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.
Yan Schubert is curator of the fine arts collection at the Gandur Foundation for Art in Geneva, where this collection is housed.