Hôtel Vogüé 2013 Exhibition
Dijon : September 14 – 22 2013
On the occasion of this exhibition, Marc Haumont, painter at Dijon, decided to offer the sale benefit of his painting « Hippocrates » to the « Association Liliane et Pierre Dusserre » and to « Edgar Morin Foundation for Knowledge: The New Emile ».
Edgar Morin is the tireless advocate of complex thought. Complex thought is a thought that connects, as opposed to the common thought that compartmentalizes knowledge in cloistered disciplines (complexus : woven together). It is a systemic approach of the world, studying each part in light of the whole (nothingness in the light of the whole would have said Pascal). It is true that we like to compartmentalize, to voluntarily restrict our field of vision. For fear of being frightened by the complexity of the world we need perhaps, such as horses, wearing blinkers. Thus, sciences are compartmentalized into more and more disciplines. There will never be an Isaac Newton, philosopher, mathematician, physicist, alchemist, astronomer and theologian.
The art world has not been spared from this need for partitioning. An artist, if he wants to be recognized, must now necessarily be part of an elite codified movement. The Impressionists have already gone through the bitter experience of this in the late nineteenth when they were forced, to exist, to organize their own exhibitions.
Today, if Edgar Morin calls for the democratization of art, indistinguishable from humanism, much remains to be done…