From 6 PM Book Launch: #picturebook1 by Jean-Michel Wicker, presented by the artist
From 6 PM Book Launch: #picturebook1 by Jean-Michel Wicker, presented in collaboration with The Printed Room, SALTS and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
With a reading by Harry Burke and a specially produced flyer by Jean-Michel Wicker
From 6 PM Presentation of Jean-Michel Wicker’s edition, #picturebook1, artist’s book, offset, 27 × 28.5 cm, 396 pages, including 360 pages in colour and 36 pages in black on LuxoArt Silk 150 g/m2 paper, glossy colour cover, LuxoArt Silk 350 g/m2, 10 inserts, colour, 26.5 × 28 cm, LuxoArt Silk 130 g/m2, publication of an arbre de vie produced by Jean-Michel Wicker in collaboration with Marlie Mul, a text by Harry Burke, and a recipe for Alsatian plum pie by Charlotte Wicker (French), English, an edition of 500. Graphic design: Maximage Société Suisse, London. Printing: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, June 2017.
For this exhibition, Jakob Kolding will be proposing a scenography reminiscent of 19th century dioramas or the photomontages of the Théâtre Alfred Jarry, a small theatre that will fill all our exhibition spaces and be visible from outside, both as an installation and a public artwork. Several scaled up or down “standing” silhouettes will be grouped on this stage set, creating an interplay of juxtapositions and gaps. Each figure suggests a historical or anonymous person, illustrative of Jakob Kolding’s extended vocabulary of literary, philosophical, artistic or personal references, and encouraging a sociological, cultural and aesthetic interrogation of the use of space. While in his earlier works this critical research was more closely linked to the phenomena of the transformation of urban space and gentrification, Kolding has more recently approached different concepts of space in a broader, more open and ambivalent way, as areas where questions of identity are simultaneously complex, shifting and multiple. (more…)
Jean-Michel Wicker’s exhibition BBiblioteca ffanafffantastica brings together several works involving the medium of print for which the artist has worked out a number of iterations, including fanzines, scrapbooks, antibooks, book-objects, and flyers. The display will also feature supports, both literal and figurative, that have something to do with books, and other elements that extend the gesture of consultation, reading and writing, even the function of storage. This includes bookcases, display stands, showcases, tables and chairs. Other objects or useful ordinary materials like electric wires, clothing, key rings, neon lights, lamps and tarps will be transformed, cobbled together, and combined with a wide range of supports in their usual and unsurprising form or reappropriated and put to other uses. Those supports include paper, cardboard, plastic, papier-mâché, and shells. (more…)
Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
International art fair
Inside the Bubble-Booth
With Timothée Calame, Valentin Carron, Jakob Kolding, Matthew Langan-Peck, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Mélanie Matranga
For artgenève 2017 the CEC proposes a group show, Inside the Bubble-Booth, that evolves around the idea of organs and the corps morcelé. The booth of the CEC will be transformed this year into an intimate and organic space. This proposition is also a pretext for improvising on a proposed theme such as desire, intuition or a lead for a work. Each invited artist was chosen on the base of this postulate, without their works being literally an illustration of this theme, they suggest or make allusion to it.
From 6 PM Presentation of Jean-Michel Wicker’s edition, Belle étiquette, woven flyer taking the form of a mini carpet functioning as an advertisement object, polyester, black and white, high definition weaving, heat cut with fray out edges, 92 × 140 mm, edition of 1000, unsigned, weaving Bornemann-Etiketten GmbH, Wuppertal. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
This edition is accompanied by a publication bearing the same title, Belle étiquette, publication, 16 pages, black/white, colours, offset on Magno Satin 130 g/m2 paper, 26,8 × 20,5 cm, 250 copies. Graphic design : Marietta Eugster and Jean-Michel Wicker. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
Edition offered to the 2016 members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association.
In the Museum 1 2 (3), Regulators 1 2 n, artist’s book, 448 pages in black and 128 pages in colour, 17 × 22,8 × 3,5 cm, offset, on Arctic Volume White 1.12 paper 100 g/m2, cover in Arctic Volume White 1.2 paper 300 g/m2, 300 copies. Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne with Mathis Gasser. Print : La Buona Stampa, Lugano. Binding: Schumacher AG, Schmitten. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2016.
Triple LP with sound pieces by Rita Ackermann, Gerard Byrne, Valentin Carron, Claire Fontaine, Jason Dodge, Giulia Essyad, Sylvie Fleury, Gilles Furtwängler, Mathis Gasser, Marcus Geiger / Heimo Zobernig, Vivienne Griffin & Kaspars Groshevs, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tobias Kaspar and Jan Vorisek, Anne Le Troter, Beat Lippert, Tobias Madison, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Damián Navarro, James Richards, Emanuel Rossetti, Ryan Conrad Sawyer, Ramaya Tegegne and Ricardo Valentim, 3 picture discs in a two-piece box, 310 × 310 × 15/15 mm, 350 copies. Sound engineer: Ladislav Agabekov, Caduceus Mastering, Geneva. Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne. Edition du Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2016.
John M Armleder, Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimovicz, Claude Closky, Andreas Dobler, David Hominal, Rosemarie Trockel and Heimo Zobernig (editions CEC), Giulia Essyad (ceramic) and Sabrina Röthlisberger (bench and book), Solar Lice (double LP, Power Station, Dallas, 2013) and David Knuckey (sculptures)
Until March 11, 2017