Exhibition from March 2 till April 23, 2021
Tuesday – Friday, 2 pm – 6 pm
Openings (Quartier des Bains) -> Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 18, 19, and 20 march, 2021, from 12:00 to 18:00
View of the exhibition Guillaume Dénervaud, Surv’Eye, CEC, February 2021. © Sandra Pointet. Strata, series of sandblasted crystal spheres produced as a part of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès Artists’ Residency program, 2020.
Les corps interfaces (altèrent la structure), offset (green) and typographic (black) print and (Les corps interfaces) altèrent la structure, offset (violet) and typographic (black) print, diptych, 41,5 x 30 cm, 200 copies, dated and signed. Editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2020. Edition offered to the members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association for the year 2020.
EDITION OF GUILLAUME DÉNERVAUD OFFERED TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE YEAR 2020 CAN BE COLLECTED AT THE CEC FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, BETWEEN 2 PM AND 6 PM
Guillaume Dénervaud, Les corps interfaces (altèrent la structure) et/and (Les corps interfaces) altèrent la structure, éd. du CEC, 2020. © Sandra Pointet
Guillaume Dénervaud, Fumées Sombres, Before publication 4, brochure, 20 pages, published in the Before publication collection, which gathers the pre-publications – single booklets, 17.2 × 23.5 cm, stapled binding, 250 copies – of authors’ texts or artists’ inserts, which will appear regularly and as a preview before their final publication in L’Effet papillon II (second volume of L’Effet papillon, 1989 – 2007, catalogue of the Centre d’édition contemporaine published in 2008). Text: Dean Kissick. Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2021.
The images contained in this publication are cutouts from drawings made in graphite on 46 by 61 cm size paper, and which are part of the Fumées Sombres series (2020).
By Dean Kissick
During the Nineties, when Elise was at school in the English countryside, there was a constant flow of UFO sightings and crop circles, in which complicated but harmonious patterns of spiralling orbs would appear cut into wheat fields overnight, and reports of ethereal abductions on lonely country roads. These abductions were usually in the United States, and again happened overnight. Aliens would come down and snatch American men and sodomize them, for their experiments. The Nineties were fantastic, she thought. Now that old sense of excitement about and openness to the cosmos was gone. There were no more lights in the sky, no more encounters of any kind. No more geometry appeared on the farms. Steel monoliths sometimes arrived on Romanian hillsides and deserts. But no one thought about space anymore. What was space good for now?