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text by P. Le Nouëne, french, 62 pages, 1992ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 15 – 315,24 euros
This catalogue of Jean-Marie Bertholin
text by P. Piguet, french, 36 pages, co-edition Galerie municipale de Gennevilliers/Galerie Barbier-Beltz, Paris, 1992ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 16 – 112,20 euros
Patrick Dubrac’s sculptures are abstract constructions produced by assembling elements of wood recovered in worksites and unified by an even coat of white paint. Nomadic and precarious sculptures whose whiteness defines the essence of their structure and fixes them in an essentially formal reality.
The 2 volumes Mots & Il Segno Arte in a boxed setISBN: 2 – 910850 – 19 - 653,36 euros
Michelangelo PISTOLETTO, Mots (Words), text by M. Pistoletto, French, 160 pages, co-edition Musée de Rochechouart/Cac de Thiers, 1993ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 20 – X15,24 euros
Michelangelo PISTOLETTO, Il Segno Arte (Sign Art), interview by M. Pistoletto, L. Gateau, D. Marchès and J. M. Prévost, French, 132 pages, co-edition Musée de Rochechouart/Cac de Thiers, 1993ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 21 – 822,87 euros
This catalogue testifies to the exhibit Il Segno Arte, organized in conjunction by the Contemporary Art Center at Thiers, the Museum of contemporary art at Rochechouart and the Vassivière Art Center (all three venues respectively symbolic of industry, history and nature), and raises the spectator to the position of an actor who engages in his experiments in space and time. Corresponding spatially to the metaphor of the mirror, Il Segno Arte points to a direction, a prospective space, but also to what lies behind, as well as its own presence. These three points define the notion of a time: a future, a present and a past. What is at stake here is the path traveled by the spectator from one exhibit to another, the spectator who is confronted with the natural void that separates the three places. This absence calls to his memory - the remembrance of what was seen before - and makes him long for the next experience. The third place the
Note: The project for the work Il Segno Arte, whose seven sculptures are spread out over the forest of Vassivière Island, was conceived in 1976 when Michelangelo Pistoletto was writing the book Cent expositions (One hundred exhibits).
text by U. Wilmes, french, 32 pages, co-edition Städtische Galerie, Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1993ISBN : 2 – 910850 – 18 - 812,20 euros
Erik Levine’s sculpture work always keeps a strong tie with architecture. He makes his sculptures like buildings which we can see both inside and outside, and uses materials like birch plywood, synthetic moss and polystyrene.
texts by J. P. Fargier, S. Thuot, A. Kirili, french, 40 pages, 1993ISBN : 2 – 910850 – 17 – X12,20 euros
Alain Kirili’s sculpted work is an expression of both French and American art. It is partly heir to Rodin, Maillol, Picasso, Gonzalez and Giacometti, as well as to David Smith, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning. The artist creates sculptures that are “fields of signs”, signs whose references are religious and often graphically expressed, as in Chinese calligraphy or the Hebrew alphabet. All these installations play on the tactile contrasts of the material, on the alliance between verticality and femininity.
Texts by E. Lebovici, P. Cuvelier, french/english, 60 pages, co-edition Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 1994ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 25 – 0Out of print
This catalogue is today the only trace of one of Gloria Friedmann’s tableaux vivants, produced on 25 June 1994 on Vassivière Island and combining the architectural site (Aldo Rossi’s Art Center), man (saxophonist), animal (truffle-sniffing pig) and piled-up industrial objects (garbage bags).
In this work the artist addresses problems of her days with utter transparency and expresses contemporary anguishes by using universal concepts. In the portrait of a stuffed deer wailing atop a heap of waste, in the piles of bones, or in her rotting “food tableaux”, the reader recognizes an apocalyptic view of our days that oscillates between horror, absolute ugliness and finally beauty.
texts by M. Fuksas, french/italian, 128 pages, co-edition Carte Segrete, Rome, 1994ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 22 – 613, 72 euros
Massimiliano Fuksas voluntarily distances himself from conventional architecture to privilege that which derives from industrialization pr
text by M. Bourel, interview by S. Ditche and A. M. Jugnet, french/english, 48 pages, 1994ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 00 – 515,24 euros
With regard to this catalogue, Jean-Marc Huitorel comments: “At the time I had made some reservations on Immense oubli (Immense oblivion), the piece that Anne Marie Jugnet produced in 1991 at Sillon de Talbert. However, I must admit that the Vassivière catalogue brings the proof of a later work whose efficacy is on the same level as its economy and discretion.
The work presents the essence of the pieces produced in the 90s. In the course of an interview, the artist explains her views both in respect to writing and the environment; in the preface, Michel Bourrel undertakes to resolve the pertinence of this nagging and sweetly anti-advertising “aesthetic of disappearance”.
Note: At the Art Center at Vassivière in 1994, Anne Marie Jugnet produced a permanent work - Errors–Exact - for the Vassivière Island sculpture wood.
text by L. Van Den Abeele, interview by D. Yvergniaux, french/english, 38 pages, co-edition Galerie du Chai, Saint-Brieuc, 1994ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 23 - 412,20 euros
This catalogue was published on the occasion of two exhibits, one at Saint-Brieuc, the other
For his intervention at the Art Center at Vassivière, Fabien Lerat installed a piece created during his stay at the Villa Medicis: a structure made of two identical-sized tents, a green one facing the North and a yellow one facing the South, both connected by an East-West transversal passage. The building elements are on the outside of the structure, offering a continuous monochrome surface. The artist works with volumes and figures, moving between painting and sculpture.
Text by C. Franclin, french/english, 64 pages, 1994ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 01 - 318,29 euros
This work introduces us to Côme Mosta-Heirt’s work, which
text by G. G. Lemaire, french/english/polish, 92 pages, co-edition La Chaufferie, Strasbourg/Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, 1995ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 02 –122,87 euros
Published on the occasion of three exhibits (Strasbourg, Vassivière, Prague), this monograph reports on the sculptor’s recent research, essentially on the theme of “spheres”. Abundantly illustrated both by reproductions of the sculptures on exhibit in different contexts and as samples, indeed detailed views, all chosen according to a formal perspective with the “spheres” (like a certain “family feeling”), the work also reproduces certain engravings and recent graphic research. G. Lemaire’s text shares with us the underlying complexity of Skoda’s research, w
Text by F. Valabrègue, french, 104 pages, Saint Léonard de Noblat, 1995ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 03 – X22,87 euros
Michel Paysant conceives his work as a collection comprised of an infinite series of elements, each one with a specific particularity. He imposes his expression and his language, developed in a trajectory based on a very precise organization of equilibrium and space. Like a collector, Michel Paysant is constantly in quest of objects of the same kind, which he keeps, observes and exposes.
texts by L. Albertazzi, M. Tarantino, french/english, 68 pages, co-edition Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin/Galerie Xippas, Paris, 1995ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 04 – 8Out of print
This catalogue explores the conceptual procedure followed by Per Barclay using different supports (photographs, sculptures, objects, installations) in order to show his primordial concern: space. His work also questions the relations between image, the work of art and reality.
Note: In 1995, Per Barclay produced Vannhus (Water house ) for the sculpture wood of the Art Center at Vassivière, a wooden construction without a door and filled with water, an impenetrable house, like some pure object to look at. Nature invades the inside of this structure that cannot be entered, just looked at from the outside.
with CD, texts by C. Beaugrand, M. Ogura, french/japanese, 48 pages, co-edition Kitakanto Museum, Maebashi, 1995ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 05 – 630,49 euros
The book lets us study these pieces according to an itinerary that activates the memory to discover a mixture of reality and fiction while keeping connections between the oriental world and the European.
Text and interview by A. Chevrefils-Desbiolles, french/english, 40 pages, co-edition Artothèque Caen/Galerie Jorge Alyskewycz, Paris, 1996ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 06 – 412,20 euros
Through his sculptures, Roland Cognet seeks to transform the gesture of artistic appropriation. A volume of modeled earth, hammered and nailed metal and tree trunks is thus exhibited not as an object but rather as a relation established under the sign of the separation that takes shape at each act. Sampling, representing, fashioning, posing, disposing, he works on the effects of reproduction: the relations between the original and its stiff double reproducing the shape and the mass but not the surface.
Note: In 1994, Roland Cognet came to Vassivière to experiment a scale relation with the architecture of the building through Casting, a reflection on symmetry and duality, on the rapport between architecture and the natural environment.
text by C. Besson, french/english, 115 pages, co-edition Cac de Brétigny/Frac Aquitaine/Frac Poitou-Charentes/Cac de Thiers/Galerie J.F. Dumont, Bordeaux, 1996ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 09 – 9Out of print
This catalogue concerns the artistic production of Richard Fauguet on themes of multiplication, agglomeration and assemblage. His works are often made of ensembles, play objects and banal-looking decorative or functional objects. They testify to a culture, an era, an economy and the sharp look of the artist reflecting on the meaning of the object and language. Fauguet belongs to a tradition of popular consumption that alters the identity of objects and through such hybrid works makes us look differently and with a dose of humor.
Stephen Schofield’s sculptures are an evocation of the human body. Made of organdie, filled with sand and sewn according to simple dressmaking patterns, they suggest either skin or clothes. These forms are attached to “ready-made” metal structures on which they are hung or posed, their mass fashioning them in accordance with the law of gravity. Schofield pursues this theme using apparatus such as vacuum cleaners that blow air into these forms, giving them different volumes. The artist’s work is prin
Interview by V. Stratmann and F.-C. Prodhon, french/english, 40 pages, co-edition Art’o, Aubervilliers, 1997ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 30 – 76,10 euros
Veit Stratmann defines his work as urban because he works more particularly in peripheral areas such as the suburbs. For him, intervening in a natural space always has an urban ring to it. The work of art is never
Note: His intervention in the sculpture wood invites us beyond the aesthetic and into a physical and social experience.
Text by J. F. Dumont, interview by J. Fol, french/english, 52 pages, co-edition Centre de photographie de Lectoure, 1997ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 29 – 315,24 euros
This catalogue explores Pierre Savatier’s option to use photogram to show his personal view of the object. He works not only the image but especially the notion of transparence and luminosity parallel to the relation set up between the represented image and the figured image. The catalogue, along with its rich critical text and an interview, develops this reflection and particular desire to think the visible.
text by L. Verna, interview by H. Laurent, french, 88 pages, co-edition Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, 1997ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 08 – 022,87 euros
Based on industrial materials (rubber, iron wire, electric wire) or preformed industrial objects (rubber bands, inner tubes) and by means of a succession of elementary gestures, Carmen Perrin develops, folds or unfolds surfaces whose appearance lies between the industrial and the organic, the geometrical and the gestural.
Text by J. Dexter, french/english, co-edition La Galerie de l’ancienne poste, Le Channel, Calais, 1997No ISBNOut of print
Thomas Demand is known for his large-format photographs that explore the sliding between reality and fiction. To create a work, Demand starts his research by choosing a photograph that already exists in one of a variety of sources, such as the media, history books or his own family albums. The model is only made of cardboard and paper. The model only exists to be photographed, and is destroyed right afterwards. Demand then exhibits the full-format photograph of the model as a work. In his practice, the artist invites us to understand what we see and in turn become aware of our way of understanding.
text by M. Wilson, french/english, 104 pages, co-edition Orchard Gallery, Derry, 1997ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 31 – 530,49 euros
The series of “tabular” texts produced in Ireland in 1993 was concluded in 1997 during the artist’s residence at the Art Center in Vassivière. The work is a representation of secret messages written and sent from Maze prison by Irish prisoners during the hunger strikes of 1981. The title of the work is borrowed from a collection of ideological and political texts written by Saint-Just during the French Revolution.
Preface by P. Cyroulnik, text by C. Besson, french/english/german, 64 pages, co-edition Cac de Montbéliard/Frac Bourgogne/Enad Limoges-Aubusson/Cac de Meymac, 1997. ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 32 – 318,29 euros
This monograph covering nearly twenty years (1980-1997) of activity with plastic casting of industrial and everyday objects accompanies a cycle of exhibits dedicated to Etienne Bossut in the fall of 1997. Before analyzing this “plastic mania”, Philippe Cyroulnik alerts the reader to “the deceptive truth” that the
This work is the catalogue of four exhibits: Un outil parfait (A perfect tool) at the Centre National de l'Estampe, Maison Levanneur, Chatou; Un Leurre (A lure) at Villa Steinbach art contemporain, Ville de Mulhouse; Homère (Homer) at Le Quartier Centre d'art contemporain de Quimper, and Cinq Silences (Five Silences)at the Art Center at Vassivière. This catalogue proposes an approach to Noël Dolla’s work, one of the five founding members of the French artistic movement “supports/surfaces” in the years 60-70. Using space as a material for creating, the artist shows the relations between determined spaces (supports plans) and between indeterminate spaces (nature).
text by J. M. Huitorel, french/english, 96 pages, co-edition Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Gand, 1998ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 10 – 218,29 euros
Marylène Negro’s works systematically recall forms of judgment, behavior or identification. Involving the spectator in her work, and in contemporary art, lies at the core of her work (as is true of this catalogue). And if the work lets the images “talk” freely, that surely is because they are considered to be a form of visual reports of the interactions set up between each work and its public or its space of presentation rather than as standardized reproductions. Also, faced with the succession of full-page photographed documents, annot
It is much rather a set of traps, or else an image-upon-image that obliges each one to redefine his place or how he looks on the contemporary world. A world, as underscored by J.-M. Huitorel’s essay entitled “Transmission”, which Marylène Negro finally sets out to look for new ways to grasp and understand.
Note: This work is the first monograph devoted to this French artist, who also intervened in the sculpture wood with a work entitled Sport France.
Texts by J. C. Altoe, M. Puybareau, D. Arnaudet, J. B. Peiro, french/spanish/german, 61 pages, co-edition Cac de Meymac, CRAC Alsace, Artothèque Mulhouse, 1999ISBN: 84 – 605 – 8696 – 0Out of print
Jean-Pierre Uhlen orients his work around the theme of landscape and intensifies the notions of natural/artificial and man/nature. If his interest in conceptual art is great, he is no less concerned with the relations between architecture and sculpture.
Note: In 1990, Jean-Pierre Uhlen produced Steinland (Stone Land) for the sculpture wood on Vassivière Island.
Texts by W. Becker, R. Durand, V. Fagone, J. K. Grande, 243 pages, co-edition Wienand, 1999ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 14 – 5Out of print
This retrospective catalogue studies Nils-Udo’s ephemeral and precarious work according to a thematic logic: nest, man, water, urban space …. Beyond their apparent material fragility, these productions are situated very near the telluric and esoteric forces of nature, celebrating the time immemorial of feasts and ceremonies linked to the question of origins. This richly illustrated work is also a gathering of Nils-Udo’s productions at Vassivière.
Published on the occasion of three exhibits at the Art Center at Vassivière, at the Frac Corse and at the Xippas Gallery, this catalogue enables us to discover the sculptures that the artist has produced since the 80s, thanks to a large series of photographs. Doris von Dratten’s text describes clearly the process used by the artist in sculptures that seek to conquer space and materialize it in “abstract images”, landscapes created from the encounter of surface and volume.
Text by P. Ardenne, french/english, 61 pages, 1999ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 12 – 918,29 euros
This catalogue, both for its reproductions of works and for P. Ardenne’s text, claims to be the balance-sheet of the artist’s work in the 90s. Impregnated with his relation to architecture (which justifies the expression “geographer artist” used by Paul Ardenne), Bernard Calet’s recent production makes significant use of the house image. The fruit of resorting to diverse media (scale models, veritable cockpits, photographs, etc.), this is effectively a “sort of synthesis” but also an “intermediary object”, or else a sedentary and nomadic aporia, a space offered to the surveillance and tool of vision, unstable, uncertain: a metaphor, not of art but perhaps of the way of doing and approaching it.
Note: For the sculpture wood, Bernard Calet projected the work Untitled, a memory of the site and history of Vassivière Island.
Text by P. Wat, french, 35 pages, co-edition Galerie Xippas, Paris/Artothèque Caen, 1999ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 11 – 015,24 euros
This catalogue, co-edited on the occasion of the exhibits held at the Art Center at Vassivière, at the Artothèque in Caen, at the Prieuré Saint-Michel and at the Xippas Gallery, presents an essay by P. Wat that analyzes the permanence of Romanticism in Valérie Belin’s photographs. The real is captured by fragments, vanities that bear “a tragic beauty born of death’s intrusion into the picturesque”. Accompanying this text, full-page reproductions serve to frame in the foreground carcasses of cars or chairs, smashed mirrors and flowers doomed to the ephemeral. Reproduced also as a vignette, each black-and-white photograph is part of a series in which its uniqueness is lost to the multiple.
Texts by J. M. Huitorel, B. Decron, french, 61 pages, co-edition Château du Grand Jardin, Joinville/Galerie du Dourven, Trédrez-Locquémeau, 2000. ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 35 – 8Out of print
After about twenty years, Henri Guitton creates a very particular type of “box” made of papier-mâché or wood, inside which one discovers, on the bottom or on small shelves, texts, paintings or photographs. From afar they evoke butterfly boxes, from up close they resemble small reliquaries, and for the artist they designate his own memory-places, fishing spots, villages from his childhood.
texts by M. L. Bernadac, D. Marchès, F. Paul, french/english, co-edition Capc de Bordeaux/Kerguéhennec, 2001ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 40 – 410,06 euros
Jacques Vieille’s work revolves around the relations between sculpture and architecture. His reflections have led him to expand the domains of intervention and insertion of the work sculpted in sp
Text by E. Troncy, french/english, 127 pages, co-edition Villa Arson, Nice/Cac de Kerguéhennec/Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint-Gaudens/Cac de Meymac, 2001ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 37 – 418,29 euros
Didier Marcel’s work often explores the relation between man and his environment, the idea of opposition and contrast. The matter of the mode of presentation in all forms recurs a lot in his work, whether dealing with pedestals, display cabinets or the surface of the floor. The artist uses plaster and other materials to make reduced-scale maquettes of different constructions and reconstitutions of architecture under demolition.
text by P. Giquel, french/english, 63 pages, co-edition galeries cent8, Paris/Du Dourven, Saint Léonard de Noblat, 2001ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 36 – 618,29 euros
She sews lilies with gold thread, traps fish in honey and vinegar, stuffs chicken with strawberries, plucks a goose, spreads icing sugar and eggs on the surface of a floor. Maria Loura-Estevão appears in her large-format photographs wearing a torn white dress. For a piece with sound, Maria invents eleven incantatory songs. Recurrent in her actions, installations or videos, the artist’s intimate rituals are peopled with feminine mythologies that are called “Once upon a time, Maria…”.
Note: This work, with its rich, quality iconography, is the first monograph catalogue dedicated to Maria Loura-Estevão.
texts by S. Berg, C. Grout, P. Viewing, french/english/german, 95 pages, co-edition Kunstverein, Freiburg, 2001ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 38 – 218,29 euros
This catalogue concerns Simone Mangos’ first exhibit in France. Working on the architecture of the Vassivière Art Center, she questions memory and is especially fond of recovered materials. She proposes installations, photographs and sculptures, and baptizes the ensemble a “circumstance” in an attempt to evoke distancing, displacement and sharing.
Text by Y. Aupetitallot, french/english, 112 pages, co-edition Cac le Quartier, la Galerie de Noisy le Sec, Galerie Decimus Magnus Art, 2001ISBN: 2 – 908939 – 31 – 222,71 euros
Michel Aubry’s work ranges from musicology when he lends form to sounds, to ethnology when he explores artisan know-how. At the crossroads of the decorative arts and instrumental craftsmanship, his works resort to different materials and techniques that decipher the history and evolution of motifs.
This catalogue records the ensembles made by the artist: clothes, furniture, sound sculptures, camouflages, political carpets.
92 pages, co-Edition Cac La Criée/FRAC Champagne-Ardenne/FRAC Haute-Normandie, Paris, 2002No ISBN26,30 euros
The Green Book is an artist’s book with a cover that borrows its motif from military camouflage, about forty national anthems in their original language (French, English, Japanese, Berber, Chinese...). Handwritten, typed or photocopied, these anthems are inscribed on supports of various origins and sizes, from a simple white (and often stained) sheet to large multicolored posters, passing through table sets or even a fast-food menu. The last anthem is followed by photographs that take us to the universe of an airport baggage control. As for the final pages of the book, they are left untouched.Note : The Green Book is edited with 1,000 copies, 50 of which are numbered.
text by J. Lauxerois, french/english, 81 pages, 2003ISBN: 2 – 910850 – 42 – 045,00 euros
J. Lauxerois’s erudite text echoes the enigmatic and profuse density of Antonio Semeraro’s painting. It reveals an authentic complicity between the philosopher and the painter. As an explanation of the painting, sprezzatura means discontinuity, active violence, rapid and intransitive violence. It is the overture to what may or not happen; ruination, chaos as an o
french, 77 pages, co-edition Les Imaginayres, Toulouse, 2005 EAN : 9782910850 – 42528,00 euros
In this book, Thierry Girard, who explores the landscape on foot, offers us photographs of the roads on the Millevaches plateau, accompanied by texts. The author thus invites us to take a poetic, interior journey and sensitizes us to the preservation of the region’s natural spaces. Roads on the Earth and metaphorical roads are the essence of this adventure: walking across the five routes (the South road, the middle road, the West road, the North road and the East road), admiring landscapes off the beaten path, and trying to reconcile the unknown and the unpredictable of what happens with the symbolic conception of the world elaborated in ancient Chine based on the Tao.
Interview with F. Nicolao and L. Erber, texts by P. S. Duarte, A. Fleischer, C. Parisi, french/english/portuguese, 52 pages, 26 x 18 cm, co-edition Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2005EAN : 9782910850 – 43210,00 euros
Contour ouvert accompanies this young Brazilian artist’s first solo exhibit in France and is also her first monograph, published on the occasion of her exhibit presented at the Art Center at Vassivière in 2005. Artist-cum-writer, Laura Erber offers a work that questions the borders between the various languages that make up her art; different media are thus called on, such as photography, cinema, poetry. The full-page reproduction of images extracted from her film on the Sertao backlands of Brazil, presented on this occasion, follows a conversation with Federico Nicolao, curator of the exhibit. They question one another especially about the notion of artistic and geographical borders. In their texts, Alain Fleischer and Paulo Sergio Duarte outline the characteristics and issues of the devices used by the artist.
Note: Laura Erber produced a walk entitled Pour écouter aux bords du lac (For listening to at the lakeside) which enables visitors to discover the most concealed aspects of the Island and the land, in a balance between fiction and reality. Podcast it!
french/english, 64 pages, 18 x 26 cm, co-edition Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2007EAN : 978 291 08 50 – 44915,00 euros
The book refers to a group exhibit that took place at the Art Center on Vassivière Island in 2006, without it being exactly the catalogue, at least in the traditional sense of the term. As a matter of fact, here there is no essay on the works presented, nor even an introductory text, few if any views of the presentation, but rather an entire separate space for creation, invested in this sense by the three artists in the exhibit: Nico Dockx, Aglaia Konrad and Mark Luyten. The object that the reader discovers resembles an artist’s book with a succession of details of an image that one recomposes mentally across the pages, and descriptive texts like those of a synopsis.
text by Philippe Vergne, interview with Yong Ping Huang by Chiara Parisi, French/English, co-edition Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2007 EAN : 9782910850 - 470 25,00 euros
Panthéon was conceived by Huang Yong Ping as a place to welcome all the philosophies, a syncretic space, an archetypal form, a Utopia-producing machine. The spaces in the Art Center were rethought by the artist as places “where all the gods” can mix together. And this catalogue pursues this primordial questioning by Huang Yong Ping: “in a time when globalization is increasingly spreading and in a world long abandoned by the gods, what meaning can the Pantheon have?”
cd and dvd, text by Vincent Pécoil, interview with Claude Lévêque by Chiara Parisi, French/English, 96 pages, 15 x 21 cm, co-edition Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2007 EAN : 978 291 08 50 - 45625,00 euros
Reporting on an exhibit by Claude Lévêque is often a difficult task, since the many environments that this artist creates are based on the concrete experience of the visit. The work recomposes precisely the trajectory of the exhibit 1000 PLATEAUX. Indeed, in addition to structuring the order of the images in the book, this is the object of a film transposed to DVD. Add to this a CD with the recording of the sound installation in the Art Center, a presentation text and an interview held by Chiara Parisi with the artist. The latter offers an interesting exchange on the way that Claude Lévêque works with the context in which he is invited to exhibit, here the post-modern architecture of Aldo Rossi.
120 pages, co-edition Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière / Silvana EditorialeEAN 978291085051725 euros
massive centrale is the monography of two Hubert Duprat’s solo exhibitions presented at the Centre international d'art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière in 2008 and at the Frac Languedoc-Roussillon in 2009.
Fabien Faure, Patrick Javault, Simone Menegoi and Jeff Rian have written texts enlighting Hubert Duprat’s work and exploring the different question of the artist’s work through their own field of expertise.
artist book, 96 pages, 20 x 28cm, co-edition Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2009Diffusion by les Presses du réelEAN: 978190486446220 euros
At the glance of his works which associate all-assorted elements and varied artistic disciplines, the artist book attebasile, conceived by Victor Man, assembles photocopies of texts, images of archives, reproductions of works and views of exhibition, which allow in the course of pages and various juxtapositions, sudden narrative constructions, precious for the artist. Even if an iconoclastic atmosphere smooths on the work where desire and violence become entangled, the reading of its assemblies remains open and confers to the book a surprising variation of its whole current production.
Published on the occasion of the exhibitions of the Ikon Gallery of Birmingham from November 26th, 2008 till January 25th, 2009 and the Centre i nternational d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, France, from February 14th till June 7th, 2009.
french/english, 96 pages, 17 x 24 cm, co-edition Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2010EAN: 978 291 08 50 – 49415 euros
The famous architectural theorist Yona Friedman explains in the preface to this splendid work his love for unicorns - because they do not exist, because, they are female and because they are mute. It is not a book about everything that can happen to a unicorn throughout its life which lasts several thousand years. Yona Friedman is not aware of all its adventures.
Here, drawings and texts accompany the extraordinary journey of Yona Friedman, with his friend Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, photographer and video artist, from Paris where he lives, to the île de Vassivière and ending in Venice.
296 pages, edition Hatje Cantz, co-production by carlier | gebauer gallery/Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière/Fondazione Galerie Civica-Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento/Gio Marconi/MART-Museo d'Arte moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e RoveretoISBN 978 – 3 – 7757 - 3019 - 835 euros
This first monography of Rosa Barba features her three solo exhibitions realized at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière in 2010, at the Fondazione Galleria Civica-Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità in Trento and at the Mart in Trento/Rovereto in 2011.
The curators Chiara Parisi and Andrea Viliani have commissioned the realisation of this book at the publishing house Hatje Cantz and have asked the contributions of prestigious writers like Lynne Cooke, Elisabeth Lebovici, Francesco Manacorda, Malasauskas Raimundas, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Ian White. Some several film-stills, drawings by the artist and documentation are also integrated in this monography.
272 pages, co-edition Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière / Le Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain/Pougues-les-Eaux/Kunsthalle de Berne, Do.Pe. Press/Paraguay Press, Paris29 euros
In the context of his exhibitions realized at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, at the Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain de Pougues-les-Eaux and at the Kunsthalle de Berne, a catalog is published (en french, german and english) with talks between Oscar Tuazon, Chiara Parisi, Sandra Patron and Philippe Pirotte, the tree curators, and some others new texts by Thomas Boutoux, Karl Holmqvist, David Lewis, Eileen Myles, Ariana Reines, Carissa Rodriguez, Cebar Sigo, Matthew Stadler about the recent works of the artist and a lot of pictures of his artworks.
160 pages, edition Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de VassivièreEAN 978 291 08 50 52420 euros
Written in 2003, following the commission of the Syndicat "Le Lac de Vassivière", The environmental charter of Vassivière. To drike the lake water is published for the first time to make available to the public a study designed for those involved in the Limousin region but also more broadly - like Gilles Clement’s practice - a book of ecological tourism, political and societal reflections that can enable us to hear again and understand the links between people and nature.
The environmental charter offers a new vision of landscape, a place of resistance against the all-industrial development or tourism and develops concepts which have the advantage of being applicable in both rural and urban areas with very different scales, local, territorial, regional, national ..., "a mental territory of hope."
68 pages edition Beaux Arts Magazine 9 euros
Beaux-Arts Magazine publishes a book presenting the peculiar history of this place devoted to production and artistic experimentation in full, through creations, exibitions and artworfs in the sculptures wood…
80 pages, co-edition Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière / Silvana EditorialeEAN 978 291 08 50 53118 euro
For his solo exhibition Man should try to avoid contact with alien forms presented at the Art Center in Vassivière from November 13th, 2011 to May 6th, 2012, Shimabuku has conceived a book with the designer Hattori Kazunari which includes a conversation between Shimabuku and Chiara Parisi and a text by Pierre Joseph.
Otro’s concept, ovoid shape, use of a phosphorescent green paint, slow discovery and integration into island’s meadow make this sculpture an infinite field of experimentation.
Koo Jeong A invites novices and experts to share the physical and sensorial experience of her work by "skating the landscape".
This publication reflects the different stages of creation of a skateable work imagined by Koo Jeong A for the Sculpture wood and conducted by L'Escaut Architectures agency (Brussels).
On the cover appears one of Otro’s first sketches reproduced in phosphorescent ink, inviting to discover this iconic project.
Booklet 16 page, color, 18x24cm, stapled
Text by Koo Jeong A
Bilingual French / English
Publisher: Centre international d'art et du paysage, 2012
EAN 978 2 910850 55 5
« Living in a working and exhibition space as if it were a landscape »
Conceived by the French architects BuildingBuilding and Berger&Berger, Notus Loci designates the castle of Vassivière Island renovation project. Thought as an extension of the Art Centre, this new architectural space allows to host artists and researchers in residency.
Like a strolling in a embodied draught, the booklet Notus Loci offers a multiple apprehension of atmospheres, lights and tonalities which emerge from this project.
Booklet, 16 page, color, 18x24 cm, stapled
Text by Berger&Berger
Publisher: Centre international d'art et du paysage, 2012
EAN 978 2 910850 54 8
Substrat’s publication reflects Evariste Richer’s exhibition at the Centre international d’art et du paysage from 14 October 2012 to 6 January 2013.
Designed like a leporello, the publication unfolds to reveal a series of eleven Micachromes produced for the exhibition. It also contains a booklet with a text commissioned to the French physicist and essayist Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond on the the artist’s whole work.
Folder including a leporello and a 24 pages booklet, stapled,18x24cm
Text by JeanMarc Lévy-Leblond
Bilingual French / English
Publisher : Centre international d'art et du paysage, 2012
EAN 978 2 910850 57 9
As a window open on Dominique Ghesquière's work, Terre de profondeur (Earth of deepness) contains a series of images which are as many details of a mysterious and poetic landscape.
This publication both introduces and continues the exhibition of the same title. It invites to stroll through materials, reveals inspiration and process moments.
Amid these pictures one will find Michel Collot's text "Ghesquière at Vassivière: From site to work". Landscape reasearcher and writer, the author of La Pensée-paysage (Actes sud, 2012) and Paysage et poésie (José Corti, 2005), here gives out with his own words a sensitive approach. His text guides us on a path to discover each work: "[Dominique Ghesquière] imbued herself with the spirit and history of the site, coming up with a series of works that bring the landscape into the interior of the Art Centre itself. Not seeking some overall view, but rather trying to catch what the landscape conceals […] ».
Terre de profondeur is the fifth publication of the Centreinternational d’art et du paysage new collection. An original graphic design by Adrien Aymard, including a front cover in tracing paper with silkscreen printing, makes this publication a singular object.
Booklet, 24 pages, 18x24 cm, stapled, four-colour process, FSC certified paper
Text by Michel Collot
Graphic design: Adrien Aymard
Publisher : Centre international d’art et du paysage, 2012
EAN : 978 2 910850 58 6
For his first solo exhibition in France, Ian Kiaer proposed a reinterpretation of the art centre’s architecture – incarnation of Aldo Rossi’s mind.
Designed in collaboration with the artist, the catalogue functions as a fragment of the exhibition.
A poster inserted into an envelope is accompanied by a text by philosopher Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield.
''Kiaer’s work is essentially about place inasmuch as it is always placement. He places materials and in placing them displaces us into spatial relationships we would otherwise not sense (…)''
Envelope with poster, 18x24cm
Text by Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield
Graphic design : Adrien Aymard
Publisher : Centre international d'art et du paysage, 2013
EAN : 978 2 910850 55 5
Mots & Il Segno Arte
Anne Marie JUGNET
Hervé LE NOST
Lieux et paraboles
Le Masque de la Mort rouge
La nature, le modèle
Si je peux le dire ainsi
Paysages, tissus, figures
L’écran, le seuil, la trouée
Fragments sur les Institutions Républicaines IV
L’œuvre et le lieu
Soulever les problèmes, Aplanir les difficultés
The Green Book
Les cinq voies de Vassivière
Jour après jour et un autre jour
Etc. Balkis Island
White is an Image
I can't see
La charte paysagère de Vassivière. Boire l’eau du lac
Terre de profondeur