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Aids in first person. Art and activism at the end of the 20th century. Talking with Élisabeth Lebovici


Élisabeth Lebovici is an art historian and art critic living in Paris.In 1991, she joined the staff of the French newspaper Libération, where she worked until 2006. She was previously editor-in-chief of the magazine Beaux Arts and contributed as well to the journal art press. Since 2006 she co-organizes the seminar “Something You Should Know: artistes et producteurs” at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris.


She is particularly interested in studying genders and sexualities, and is engaged in examining the relationships between feminism, queer theory, art history, and contemporary art. She has written essays on the work of Claude Cahun, Zoe Leonard, Mark Morrisroe, Annette Messager and others. She has published Femmes artistes/Artistes femmes : Paris, de 1880 à nos jours, with Catherine Gonnard, éditions Hazan, Paris, 2007 and more recently, Ce que le Sida m´a fait, Les presses du réel, Paris, 2017.

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