Pascal Rousseau, a specialist in the historical avant-gardes and professor of art history at Beaux-Arts de Paris, is the winner of the Pierre Daix Prize for Hypnosis. Art et hypnotisme de Messmer à nos jours published by Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions in co-publication with the Musée d'arts de Nantes.
Pascal Rousseau presents in this book how hypnosis has always fascinated artists and intellectuals. In it he exposes the surrealists but also contemporaries from Freud to Lacan. The book also received the 2021 art book award.
Interview conducted as part of Penser le Présent en 2021 on the occasion of the release of Pascal Rousseau's book by Alain Berland (Podcast available)