Exhibition catalogues, books
Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings
Fully illustrated catalogue co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and Festival D'Automne à Paris with contributions by Walid Raad, Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, Helene Chouteau, writer and curator, Alan Gilbert, writer and poet, and Blake Stimson, Professor of Art History at University of California.
Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings coincides with Scratching on things I could disavow: A history of art in the Arab world, Le Centquatre, Paris, 6 November – 5 December 2010
144 pages, 29,95 euros
Ugo Rondinone (dyptich) Catalogue
Ugo Rondinone, born in 1962 in Brunnen, is a major Swiss contemporary artist. His installations frequently involve a performance by the artist and are shot in video. They often stage a central character, the artist’s alter ego, a clown, a figure of despair and disappointment.
Ugo Rondinone’s work explores psychological and emotional depths, using banal, everyday elements, with various references to literature, music, theatre. He creates sensory environments which fuse the inside and the outside.
Ugo Rondinone lives and works in Zürich and New York. He is represented in France by Almine Rech Gallery.
Catalogue of How does it feel?, an exhibition at CENTQUATRE, with a foreword by Gaby Hartel, and Sunrise East, at Tuileries Park, with a foreword by Eric Troncy. Editions du Regard and Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Alexandre Ponomarev Catalogue
Alexandre Ponomarev was born in 1957 in Dniepropetrovsk, Russia. His work is deeply inspired by his past as a sailor and naval engineer. His work shows his fascination with the sea and the sea world.
For the 2006 FIAC, he presented an imposing hull in the Tuileries Park, picked from an actual submarine. The work catches the eye. Painted and topped with periscopes emitting music, the killing machine resembles some attraction in an amusement park.
Catalogue of Verticale Parallele, an installation by Alexandre Ponomarev at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière.
Interview by Alfred Pacquement and Olga Makhroff.
Editions du Regard and Festival d'Automne in Paris.
56-page bound book, richly illustrated with numerous sketches and photographs.
29x24 cm format (11.4x9.4 in).
Hardcover with a screen print by Alexandre Ponomarev.
Ernesto Neto Catalogue
Ernesto Neto was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964. In the 1980s, he studied sculpture and attended urban intervention classes. He mainly uses polyamid tights and other more flexible, common materials. His sculptures using the skin-like fabric evoke the human body. In the late 1990s, he developped « rockets » - structures made of a supple, transparent fabric, which the visitors can enter. Ernesto Neto’s work lies between sculpture and installation.
Poster on vellum paper, BFK Ribes format.
102-page bound book, richly illustrated, retracing the history of Léviathan Thot, a work conceived in Brazil and installed at the Pantheon in Paris.
Foreword by Jean-Marc Prevost.
Editions du Regard and Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Dias and Riedweg Catalogue
Catalogue for the exhibition Le Monde Inachevé by Dias and Riedweg.
1955 : birth of Walter Stephan Riedweg in Luzern, Switzerland.
Studied at Musik-Akademie in Luzern, Scuola di Teatro Dimitri de Verscio, and in a workshop of New York University’s Performance Studies Departement in the United-States.
1964 : birth of Mauricio de Mello Dias in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Studied at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Schule für Gestaltung in Basel, and at the Printmaking Workshop in New York City.
1993 : Dias & Riedweg started working together with Le Monde Inachevé shown at Le Plateau in Paris, France (solo) in 2005.
They were granted several prizes like the Guggenheim Foundation award in 2002. They exhibited together at the Contemporary Art Museum in Mexico, in Sevilla, New York and regularily show their work at Bendana-Pinel Gallery in Paris.
67-page catalogue of « Le Monde Inachevé » exhibition by Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg at Le Plateau.
Foreword Caroline Bourgeois and Jean-Marc Prevost.
Editions Le Plateau and Festival d'Automne in Paris
Nan Goldin, born in 1953 in Washington D.C. (USA), is an American photographer. Her work is inseparable from her life: marked by her sister’s suicide, she started out photographing her family. Her work resembles a family album, both in its technique and choice of subjets.
152-page catalogue of Sœurs, Saintes et Sibylles, an installation by Nan Goldin at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière. Editions du Regard and Festival d'Automne in Paris. The work was presented by the Festival d’Automne in Paris in 2004 at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière.
15,5x20,7 cm (6.1x8.1 in), padded cover, 136 photos.
Gérard Garouste catalogue
Gérard Garouste, born on March 10, 1946 in Paris, is a French painter, illustrator, decorator and sculptor. In the 1980s, he became one of the most important and internationally acclaimed French painters. Since 1979, he has been living and working in Marcilly-sur-Eure in France, where he founded an educational and social association to help children through art, named La Source.
Catalogue of « Les Saintes Ellipses », an installation by Gérard Garouste. 60 pages. Editions du Regard and Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Text by Laurent Busine – Le fils du roi et l’écuyère.
Alain Séchas Catalogue
Alain Séchas was born in Colombes in 1955. One of the most internationally acclaimed French artist, Alain Séchas’ work is directly connected to current affairs. With disquieting humanity, he has used cats as the main object of his art.
Catalogue of « Les Somnambules », an installation by Alain Séchas at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière.
Editions du Regard. Foreword and notes by Olivier Zahm.
Jenny Holzer Catalogue
Jenny Holzer, born in 1950 in Gallipolis (USA). In 1977, she left painting and turned to writing, stressing the importance of language and the questionning of representation. She follows the tradition of minimal and conceptual art. She lives and works in New York. In 2001, she presented Je lis ta peau at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière and urban projections on Saint-Eustache Church and the Louvre Museum.
Je lis ta peau catalogue by Jenny Holzer, 2001.
Editions du Regard.
48-page catalogue of Je lis ta peau, an installation by Jenny Holzer at Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtriere
Foreword by Marie-Laure Bernadac. Photographs of projected texts in various places in Paris.10€.