A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
This video essay by Nerdwriter explores the paradoxical precepts behind the art of René Magritte (1898-1967). One of his most stark and provocative works, The Treachery of Images (1929), is an exploration of meaning and language, juxtaposing an image of a pipe above the sentence ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe.’ – French for ‘This is not a pipe.’
For a free pdf of Michel Foucault’s book This Is Not A Pipe with illustrations by René Magritte, translated into English by James Harkness and published by the University of California Press, click here.
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