Yves Michaud, Sandrine Hattata. Inquiétude et beauté, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2023
1st edition Edition of 250 numbered copies The first 40 copies, signed and numbered from I to XXXX, are accompanied by an original work by the artist. Hardcover, 22 x 28 cm, 160 pages Bilingual edition: French, English Translated into English by David Michaelson ISBN : 978-2-491901-61-5
Sandrine Hattata. Inquiétude et beauté is the first monograph to retrace the artist's creative path over the last twenty years. In it, Yves Michaud discusses her work on paper - etching, drawing and watercolour, her painting using the distinctive encaustic technique, and her ceramic sculpture.
"In my life as a critic, I've seen a lot of women artists working from their intimacy, from the questions they ask themselves or their identity, the mysteries of life, sex and death, which is never far away. What I like about Hattata is its strange alchemy. No, it's not a question of coldness, nor of acquiescence, but rather of a kind of distance established by artistic projection: it's necessary to recognize these mysteries without turning them into a drama overflowing with pathos." (Excerpt from Yves Michaud's text)
Sandrine Hattata studied in Jan Voss's studio and graduated from the Beaux-arts de Paris with honors in 1992. She has received numerous awards, including the 2nd Gras Savoye prize in 1991, the Coprim Foundation prize in 1996, the Prix Marin in 2002 and the Bourse de l'Académie des Beaux-arts in 2006.
Since 2003, her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at the Bruno Delarue, Nathalie Gaillard and Mickaël Marciano galleries, the Coprim space and the Colas Foundation in Paris.
Born in Lyon on July 11, 1944, Yves Michaud is a French philosopher. Admitted to the École normale supérieure in 1964, he passed the agrégation in philosophy in 1968. In 1981, he defended his doctoral thesis in philosophy at Paris-Sorbonne University, entitled "Empirisme, analyse et philosophie chez David Hume" (Empiricism, analysis and philosophy in David Hume), prepared under the supervision of Suzanne Bachelard.
Assistant then lecturer at the University of Montpellier III (1970-1981), professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Rouen (1981-1985), São Paulo, then the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (1985-1989 and from 1996), he was appointed director of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts from 1989 to 1997. He was again a professor at the University of Rouen, and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 2003 to 2009.
His many publications include La Crise de l’art contemporain (P.U.F., 1997), L’Art à l’état gazeux (Stock, 2003), L’Artiste et les Commissaires (Hachette, 2007), Ceci n’est pas une tulipe (Fayard, 2020), L’art c’est bien fini (Gallimard, 2021)