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CURATING 11.2014 - Offprint Paris, Art Publishing Fair, co-curated with Yannick Bouillis.

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Text, with illustrations from Slide Shows, for the issue #30 of Graphic magazine about publishing.

TALK 6.2014 - Curating Graphic Design, a talk organized by graphic designer Josephine Jensen, at Officin in Copenhagen, was the occasion to introduce Open Books, the exhibitions and the catalogue conceived in three times, the third one to be published in 2014.

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PUBLICATION 05.2014 - Some quotations from Slide Shows appear in Eigengrau, the book related to Chaumont Design Graphique 2014, a printed space open to contributors from the profession and its wider margins.

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CURATING 05.2014 - I’ve been invited to be part of the experts of the exhibition Surface Habitable, during Chaumont Design Graphique, questioning the visitor on their relation to graphic designers’ productions, and displayed in a common and familiar space, a furnished space in order to speak about “forms of domestic productions”.

Five experts have been commissioned to identify and select pieces of graphic work, in their respective fields, based on the work relevance, quality, and ability to intervene in a given context. I was tasked to select 9 projects classified in the “non-formal projects” part, to introduce each projects and to justify the selection into the journal of the exhibition.

Études, in Paris and New York; Novembre, in Paris and Lausanne; MER, in Ghent; San Serriffe and Centerfold Editions in Amsterdam; Fahrenheit 39 in Ravenna; Publishing as (Part-time) Practice in Stockholm; P! in New York; Dominica in Los Angeles. The selection I made maps out a possible territory of curatorial and editorial practices that straddle art and design: a possible association that throws up various practices but whose shared character traits may be experimentation and a sense of adventure. In any case, that’s why these projects swayed me.

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DISPLAY 04.2014 - Slide Shows will be on display at Art Metropole in Toronto. The full collection will be screened on two monitors in Art Metropole’s window, one facing towards the street on the outside, one towards the shop on the inside. Also available, the printed teaser that was inserted into Fillip #18, and a series of postcards.

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TALK 03.2014 - Le cycle de conférences Pratique + Critique initié par Philippe Millot (Ensad) et Catherine de Smet (Paris 8) a pour but d’offrir une vision étendue du design graphique comme champ de connaissance, de réflexion et de fabrication. Les invités, designers et/ou théoriciens, traitent chacun d’un sujet sur lequel portent leurs recherches, en montrant comment celles-ci se développent et comment s’articule leur discours.

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TALK 03.2014 - Dans le cadre de la journée d’étude Écrire l’espace organisée par l’Esad d’Orléans et le Frac centre, introduction à des projets (Slide Shows, Open Books, Le catalogue et ses hybrides) qui explorent les glissements possibles entre les espaces -­ espace d’exposition, espace du livre, espace de l’écran -­ dans le cas d’une réactivation, d’un prolongement ou d’une réinterprétation dans de nouveaux formats.

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CURATING 02.2014 - Chacune des propositions imprimées, exposées dans “Information Room”, questionnent l’enregistrement, le commentaire et le prolongement de projets artistiques. Du catalogue au livre d’artiste, en passant par l’ouvrage théorique ou le carnet de recherches, ces entreprises éditoriales, aux intentions, formes et formats variés - parfois composites ou ambiguës - incarnent des expériences de mise en tension d’une idée et de sa trace, du geste et de sa captation, d’un objet et de sa représentation, de l’espace d’exposition et de l’espace du livre, de l’oral et de l’écrit.

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TALK 01.2014 - Discussion with students, Ensba, Lyon, about 10 “remarkable” books from my own library.

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TALK 01.2014 - I was invited by PrintRoom in Rotterdam to introduce Slide Shows and Library Residency during The Living Collection, an evening of talks, with David Senior and Arnaud Desjardin.
It was thus the occasion to show a specific selection of slideshows introducing publishers, artists and librarians working with archives and collections; and also to explain how I worked with the collection of Artists’ Books at Emily Carr University Library in Vancouver.

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SCREENING 11.2013 - Slide Shows was projected on screen at the Teatro Verdi in Milan as part of Sprint, Independent publishers and artists’books salon.

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TALK 11.2013 - Dizajn (r)ewolucja / Design (r)evolution, at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, was the occasion to introduce some profiles of designers within the field of independent and art publishing selected from the corpus of Slide Shows.
It is the significant role, the autonomous and committed profile, as designer as producer, that I wanted to highlight during the talk and with the slideshows. This series is not an invitation to self-promotion, but rather an immersion in an authorial meta-design, whose form can be printed or exhibited. Taking advantage of various means of production and distribution, democratized, these designers-authors, designers-publishers, designers-curators tell their own stories, express their questioning, spread their researches, and take a critical look at the world they belong to.

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EVENT 11.2013 - LA DÉRIVE (Chapter I, November 17, 2013) during Offprint Paris, an Art Publishing fair, invites the visitors to take various paths within the large and rich landscape of independent publishing in art and design. As advocated by La Dérive (in English Drift) of Guy Debord, the program is built around several specific ambiances, highlighted: the main idea being to let go of expectations and habits and to just wander among pleasant encounters… 
With contributions by Ramaya Tegegne (CH), Erik van der Weijde (NL), Jan Wenzel (DE), Postdocument (FR), De Stihl (FR), Etienne Robial (FR). © Pierre Vanni

All informations, the program and photos:
http://la-derive-map.tumblr.com

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LAUNCH & SCREENING 10.2013 - Slide Shows and Fillip were welcomed by X Marks the Bökship for the booklet launch in London. 

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