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Mémoires de livre

Book memories

  • Group show
03/12/2016 - 05/14/2016
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Mémoires de livre
Panic Book, video by Nemanja Nikolic

Mémoires de livre
Panic Book Drawings - sequences - Nemanja Nikolic

Mémoires de livre
Exhibition view

Mémoires de livre
terracotta books in the library by Paula de Solminihac - ardoises by MG Lahlou

Mémoires de livre
Paula de Solminihac - Mehdi-Georges Lahlou - Marie Aerts

Mémoires de livre
Ardoises-Mehdi-Georges Lahlou

Mémoires de livre
Sheila Concari - Leila Danziger

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
White opened, 2015
Série Library books
terracotta
54x29x10cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Brown and white book, 2015
Série Library books
Terracotta
60x25x8 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Cloud white book, 2015
Série Library Books
Terracotta
24x33x20 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
White book #1, 2015
Serie Library Books
Terracotta
33x27x18 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
White book #2, 2015
Série Library Book
Terracotta
33x27x18 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
White folded, 2015
Série Library Books
Terracotta
35x32x10 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Papyrus, 2015
Serie Library Books
Terracotta
23x12x8 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Black Book #1, 2015
Série Library Book
Terracotta
32x24x8 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Funghi column, 2015
die cut paper clay
190x26,5 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Victoria, 2015
die cut paper and paint, framed with plexi
180 x 140 x 8 cm
Unique artwork, available

Paula de Solminihac
Paula de Solminihac
Position, 2015
die cut painted diary pages
71,5x44,5x5 cm
Unique artwork
courtesy Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, available

Nemanja Nikolic
Nemanja Nikolic
Panic Book video, 2015
animation video, colour, sound - format 16/9
5'48
Edition of 6 ex + 4 AP, Not available

Nemanja Nikolic
Nemanja Nikolic
Panic Book - Sequence #6, 2013 - 2015
serie Panic Book
charcoal on book pages mounted on wood
25 drawings (24x34 cm each)
Unique artwork, available

Nemanja Nikolic
Nemanja Nikolic
Panic Book - Sequence # 10, 2015
série Panic Book
ink and charcoal on book pages mounted on wood
33 drawings (24 x 33.5 cm each)
Unique artwork, available

Nemanja Nikolic
Nemanja Nikolic
Panic Book - sequence #12, 2013 - 2015
serie Panic Book
ink and charcoal on book pages mounted on wood
46 drawings - 24 x 31 cm each
Unique artwork, available

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
Ardoise 2, 2014
cedar wood
circa 50 X 25 cm
Unique artwork, available

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
Mehdi-Georges Lahlou
Sans titre - decoupe, 2016
cut book pages
30x20 cm opened
Unique artwork, available

Leila Danziger
Leila Danziger
Para ninguem e nada estar#1 (Tenir debout pour personne et pour rien), 2010
Série Diários públicos (Journaux publics)
Stamp on erased newspaper, book cover in red textile
57x65 cm opened
Unique artwork, available

Leila Danziger
Leila Danziger
what vanishes what resist, 2011
video color sound
7'
Edition of 9 ex + 1 AP, available

Sophia Pompéry
Sophia Pompéry
Full Stop (Und Punkt), 2014
serie de 15
pigment print on paper
40 x 30 cm + frame
Edition of 12 ex + 3 AP, available

Sheila Concari
Sheila Concari
L'universion, 2015
série Nolli me legere
book, silk sewing thread, ink, gouache
12 x 18 cm
Unique artwork, available

Anne Deguelle
Anne Deguelle
Monument à Georges Perec_La disparition, avril 2015
edition de tête + 1 photo originale signée
artist book
21 x 15 x 2 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Press release

Cultural object linked to the human history, the book is for the reader an extension of the memory and the imagination. Support of the text and the writing, it remains a living element on the civilization which even the digital revolution could not totally eradicate. The Book with a big "l" is so the foundation of the big monotheist religions (The Bible or The Koran) just like it became that of some political systems (such Mao's Little Red Book). By extension the book can include the personal diary, the notebook, the logbook, even the simple newspaper.

It is not surprising then that number of artists appropriates the book under the most diverse forms. Without speaking even about artist's book in which the strength of expression takes on multiple esthetic proposals, the book and its pages become material to be thought, about the book as an object or the book as a support of sense and message

Paradoxically this reactivation of the book produces objects which the art congeals and which turn out sometimes unexplorable because it is impossible to read all the pages, even the single page, nor even to touch them. Sewn books by Sheila Concari could be the paroxysm.

Manifesto of the culture, the book becomes an archaeological object in its translation in terra-cotta by Paula de Solminihac. Papyrus, folded, opened or closed, it lets appear the pages which constitute its essence. The magic of the fire-cooked material lets guess its relatedness to leather or textile, whose books were sometimes constituted. Pages may be virgin as in Ardoises by Mehdi-Georges Lahlou. Here the artist voluntarily erased the verses of the Koran which were copied out on these tablets of cedar wood in the Koranic schools.

Nemanja Nikolic refers to the text of the book. His video animation Panic Book is made of 2500 drawings made on the pages of books on social and political thought in the former Yugoslavia. Fleeing, mass panic and feer scenes from various films by Hitchcock take place on the background of theorical reflection on mechanism of socialism and the development of Yugoslav society.
Questioning the notions of power and faith by unusual diversions, Marie Aerts revisits the Beatitudes of the Bible. In reference to the proselytism of the Church, the artist expresses herself with etching and Gothic characters used by the monks who copied out the religious texts. But the sentences are engraved without ink on white bottom. This visible purity hides an oppressive word where the disparities are depicted without blaming either the causes or the culprits.

Fruit of a workshop with artists and pupils of an agricultural college, the Monument to Georges Pérec undertaken by Anne Deguelle is an obvious book on the announced disappearance of the handwritten writing. This collective act, where all of The disappearance is retranscribed, create a work where vernacular and artistic gesture cross and merge in a beautiful impure. It is also the handwritten writing which analyzes Sophia Pompéry in his project Und Punkt. This book of points identifies the original full stop of the first edition of fifteen love stories written by German authors during the last three centuries and kept in the National Library of Berlin. It begins with the full stop of Goethe in The Sufferings of the Young Werther.

Paula de Solminihac?s diary notebooks, kind of intimate book and mind map, become themselves object of the artist investigations. This work centred on the memory becomes a personal archaeology. Here the artist uses certain principles of Francis Yates to connect outside appearances to subjective dimension of images printed in mind of the one who remembers. Somewhere she reveals the absence. Somewhere else she uses the paper of her diaries to create works which are similar to drawing and testify of her intimate universe. Elsewhere she creates paper shells that she assembles in a necklace, which symbolizes this alchemy to transform the useless into useful. She also seizes sheets of newspapers to translate the memory of an immense lotus of Amazonia (Victoria).

All those works refers obviously to the memory of the book, itself object of memory.
As an ode to the magic of the page.