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It is while joining together, since 1990, the extracts of texts of various sources but with a common resonance, that very early a word was essential: "maximalism". This word draws its significance from the extracts joined together by sampling in a kind of crystallization.

An idea appears which could characterize in art : practises and works hybrid, protean, polymorphic, and which in a more general way would be also synonymous with opening.

Choice of 3 excerpts from Maximalisme:

"What I am saying does not mean that there will henceforth be no form in art. It only means that there will be a new form, and that this form will be of such a type that it admits the chaos and does not try to say the chaos is really something else... To find a form that accomodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."1

"Each aspect of his work must be read from one another. Each aspect of his work must be read in relation to the work as a whole, for in the end each point of view inhabits all the others."2

"(...) what is the reason of this process of complexification?"24

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