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Parataxe 1 et 2

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Parataxis literally means two elements placed side by side. Wikipedia has it like this:
a technique in poetry in which two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar images or fragments, are juxtaposed without a clear connection. Readers are then left to make their own connections implied by the paratactic syntax.

While working on Kippenberger's art for my diploma thesis, I ran over Art after Philosophy and After by Joseph Kosuth. These texts seemed to me more appropriate to describe Kippenberger's works than his own ones.

Another 'K' in the picture (after Kosuth and Kippenberger): Kant. A lot of problems in aesthetics can be reduced to the affirmation or rejection of the idea that one can know something out of an aesthetic judgment (found in the Kant's Third Critique).

The sentence under the two books is also the title of a text by Kant.

Both posters are juxtaposing elements in the hope to let emerge something, and both posters a always displayed juxtaposed one next to the other.