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Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #103 - Elsa De Smet


Elsa De Smet received a doctorate in the History of Contemporary Art in 2016. Her dissertation, defended at the Sorbonne-University of Paris IV under the supervision of Arnauld Pierre, focused on twentieth-century space exploration from the standpoint of visual exploration. She is also an exhibition curator, a collaborator in the Arts-Science Laboratory of The Space Observatory at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM; French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts), and an Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER, temporary teaching and research attache) at the University of Reims.

Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #103 - Elsa De Smet

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Elsa De Smet, "Technological Statuary on Extraterrestrial Ground", Letter of Seminar # 103, Arts and Societies, May 23, 2018



Considering a rocket as a gigantic thing, this object refers us back to the history of science and technology. But Elsa De Smet also describes it in industrial and political terms. Then, before being something really constructed, it was a prominent fantasy and, necessarily, a representation—in its own way, a “still life.”

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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