Le pied boitant de Jean-Michel Serreau. La notion de présence chez Michel Leiris


Abstract: The notion of presence takes shape in Michel Leiris’s work when he shifts from surrealism to ethnography. Therefore, the word “presence” begins to appear in his writings starting from the early 30s, when, after attending Marcel Mauss’s lectures, Leiris accepts to embark on Marcel Griaule’s expedition to Africa and to keep the diary of the mission.

Keywords: Jean°Michel Serreau, Michel Leiris, présence, l’art africain, Francis Bacon