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Magazine | Printed in Montreal, Canada

101 - WINTER 2021
 By focusing on the expressivity, dynamism, and agency of matter, neo-materialism theories differ from classical philosophical materialism, which tends to regard matter as essentially passive and inert. This issue reflects on the reconfiguration of materiality in terms of social, political, artistic, and scientific practices that are no longer restricted to the human spectrum, but are under the aegis of “life” in its entirety, including the “non-living”.


Esse arts + opinions , published three times a year by Les éditions esse, is a bilingual contemporary art magazine covering various disciplinary and interdisciplinary practices (visual arts, performance, video, experimental theater, auteur cinema, music and dance current) and all forms of social, in situ or performative interventions. She favors analyzes that address art in relation to the context (geographic, social, political or economic) in which it is inscribed. The journal wishes to offer readers a topical work in the field of multidisciplinary art, an information, communication and research tool that meets their needs. More than just an editor, essewishes to ensure active participation in the art world. Les éditions esse occasionally organize colloquiums on art and publish their proceedings in bilingual works distributed internationally. Esse also publishes a collection of artist stamps (nine prints to date) distributed across Canada.