Georges Didi-Huberman is a lecturer at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. He is the author of more than 30 books on the history and theory of images, including L’Image survivante. Histoire de l’art et temps des fantômes selon Aby Warburg (2002), Gestes d’air et de pierre. Corps, parole, souffle, image (2005), Ex-voto: image, organe, temps (2006), La Ressemblance par contact (2008), Survivance des lucioles (2009) and L’Œil de l’histoire (2010).
As part of the “Writing art history. Dialogues in the present continuous” conference held for the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010, Didi-Huberman gave a lecture entitled “Peuples exposés, peuples figurants”, which has been translated for the first time into Catalan in this Quadern portàtil.
The objects are intended to have the objective character of industrial products. They are not intended to represent anything other than what they are. The previous categorization of the arts no longer exists.