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Abstractions sentimentales et quelques éditions, Cneai, Paris

From October 8 until October 23, 2011
Opening on October 7, 2011, from 6pm
View of the exhibition <em>Abstractions sentimentales</em> et quelques éditions, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2011

View of the exhibition Abstractions sentimentales et quelques éditions

With Gerard Byrne (IE), Raphaël Julliard (CH), Jakob Kolding (DK), Fabian Marti (CH), Adrien Missika (FR), Florian Pumhösl (A), Benjamin Valenza (FR), Susanne M. Winterling (DE).
Presented by Véronique Bacchetta and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
At the Cneai de Paris, 20 rue Louise Weiss, 75013 Paris
Project realized for the « carte blanche » given by CNEAI DE PARIS – 2011

Event on October 20, 2011 at 6 pm:

Launch of Philippe Decrauzat’s artist’s book, Trois films photographiés – A Change of Speed, a Change of Style, a Change of Scene – After Birds – Screen O Scope, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, september 2011.
Philippe Decrauzat, Trois films photographiés – A Change of Speed, a Change of Style, a Change of Scene – After Birds – Screen O Scope
Artist’s book, 288 pages, 181 x 248 mm, offset on LuxoArt Samt extra white 135 gm2 and on Mega silk semi-mat superwhite 350 gm2 for the cover, 143 images b/w and 1 colour image, sewn. This book is an edition of 400. Each copy is composed of 18 quires, bound together following a random repartition system. Each book is unique and numbered with an adjustable rubber stamp. Photography : David Gagnebin-de Bons, Lausanne. Graphic design : Schönherwehrs, Geneva. Photolithography : Bombie, Geneva. Printed by : Imprimerie Genevoise, Geneva. Bookbinder : Schumacher, Schmitten. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2011.

and

Performance by Benjamin Valenza De l’autre jaillit le chant / Songs & poems for the others
« Cette performance fait appel à plusieurs individus, tous transportent.
Les bâtiments, croisent dans l’Entre-deux;
Ils se déplacent, se cherchent.
Plusieurs, ces transporteurs performant; à l’appel fait aux individus, écoutent.
L’arsenal, s’extrait du topos.
S’échangent une forme contre un poème. »
Benjamin Valenza, September 2011

Sentimental Abstractions & selected editions

Here is an opportunity to make some well-aimed choices from the editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine.
A few other works, closely related, will join this selection of editions and will complete this first circle by a personal and sentimental vision of abstraction: a rather referenced, narrative, nostalgic, atmospheric one.
These reminiscences of abstraction – more anchored in figure and narration than in the myth of autonomy, more romantic than geometric, more ironic than cynical, more emotional than critical – come after the “Great Era” of minimalism, of purism, of the neutrality of grids and monochromes. Rather, they take part in a movement of reiteration and in the search towards some faraway knowledge.
Mental associations, quotations, unconscious images, writings, collage, gaps, mixes, theatricality, signs, abstracted from reality before integrating it again bit by bit by coiling into the heart of a landscape, of a rock, a piece of lace, a water drop, a memory, a drawing completed each day, photographs taken during film projections, in the heart of a shooting of a sculpture by Serra…
This « step aside » is illustrated by an aesthetic which finds its source in photography, in the black-and-white, the 1920ies – 1930ies, Moholy-Nagy, Patzsch, Rodtchenko, Schlemmer, but also Abbott and the Bechers, and a particular interest in recording techniques. Photography, film and collage can as much offer an addition to art as negate it, erase it. The objectivation of recording reminds us of Carl Andre’s maxim: « A thing is a hole in a thing which is not », borrowed by Robert Smithson as a title for an article written in 1968 (Article in Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings, ed. Jack Flam, University of California Press, 1996). Gerard Byrne also used it, though slightly altered, for the title of his 2010 film, « A thing is a hole in a thing it is not ».
This intention and this personal and sentimental abstraction will build up at the Cneai de Paris throughout editions by Gerard Byrne, Benjamin Valenza and Susanne M. Winterling, books by Philippe Decrauzat and by Jakob Kolding, as well as some new guests: Raphaël Julliard, Fabian Marti and Adrien Missika.

LIST
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Complete list
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(1989—2019)
 


2019

TIMOTHÉE CALAME
ALTERA
Spring Sale Time
LE CEC à la LA Art Book Fair 2019
artgenève
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
What to wear to a concert? Tips for concert outfits: wear your best punk jacket with the right patches !
“A patch meant to be fixed to the back of your jacket depicting relevant cultural affiliations”


2018

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
The Meadow
Salon MAD#4 (Multiple Art Days)
Paris 2018
Entrelacs
Victor Man invites Navid Nuur
Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet…
artgenève


2017

Jonathan Monk
Directional Advice
Thomas Hirschhorn
Flashforward
Edited by the CEC!
Focus: Mélanie Matranga
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o Section 7 Books, Paris
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o SALTS, Birsfelden/Basel
Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Jakob Kolding
The Outside or the Inside of the Internalised Externalised
Jean-Michel Wicker
BBiblioteca ffanafffantastica
artgenève
Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
Belle étiquette


2016

Presentation of the book
Mathis Gasser
In the Museum 1 2 (3),
Regulators 1 2 n
Presentation of the edition
Artists’ Voices
Valentin Carron
Deux épaisseurs un coin
Mathis Gasser
Sept sont tombés vers le ciel
Works on paper
Artists’ Voices
Prolongation
artgenève


2015

Artists’ Voices
Extract
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2015
Jason Dodge
David Maljkovic
with
Konstantin Grcic
Negatives
artgenève


2014

WINTER SALE
AND
ALPHABET EDITIONS
Raphaël Julliard
Chromozone
Oriol Vilanova
Renoncer à te décrire
artgenève


2013

Artissima, Turin
Edited!
NY Art Book Fair
David Hominal
Through The Windows
Jonathan Monk
Egg
artgenève


2012

Posters
Salon Light #9, Paris
NY Art Book Fair
Oscar Tuazon
Salon des Dames
artgenève
Jeffrey Vallance
The Vallance Bible
Nouvelles éditions
Oscar Tuazon
Book Launch c/o Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich


2011

Aaron Flint Jamison
Philippe Decrauzat
Book Launch c/o Motto Zürich
Abstractions sentimentales et quelques éditions, Cneai, Paris
Philippe Decrauzat
NYSTAGMUS
Gerard Byrne
For example; a sketch of Five Elevations, 1971-72
Presentation of the book
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava


2010

Présentation de l’édition de Pierre Bismuth Something Less, Something More – DIY
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava
Céramiques et porcelaines Made in West Germany, 1960-1980
“Encadrées”
Susanne M. Winterling
They Called Each Other Horses
Changement d’accrochage: Heimo Zobernig
Fröhliche Gesellschaft,
Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart


2009

Editions vs. objets
Erik van Lieshout
The Assistant
T. Quelques possibilités de textes
EDITIONS (suite…)
Présentation du catalogue
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007,
castillo/corrales, Paris


2008

EDITIONS (2004-2008)
Presentation of
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
at Maison de la poésie, Basel
Trisha Donnelly
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
Olivier Bardin
You belong to me I belong to you
Editions récentes


2007

Gianni Motti
Perpetual Channel
Anne-Julie Raccoursier
Wireless World, BAC, Genève
Otra de Vaqueros (Redux), BAC, Genève
Habitat/Variations, BAC, Genève
Markus Schinwald, BAC, Genève
Andreas Dobler
In Deep Ink, BAC, Genève


2006

The Missing Evidence
Accrochage des éditions 1995-2005
Marie Velardi
Futurs antérieurs, 20006


2005

Christophe Rey
Ocean Bluff
Quelques éditions…
No More Lights On My Starguitar


2004

Florian Pumhösl
Héliogravures et film
M/M (Paris)
Pour hoM/Me,
printemps-été 2004
Mai-Thu Perret
Love thy sister like thyself
Haroutioun Simonian
Performance (à huis clos) & installation vidéo


2003

Filière papier – Filière expo
Monica Bonvicini
Accrochage de l’édition
Eternmale
Finger No. 12
conventions/
Konventionen/
conventions
Jakob Kolding
Amy O’Neill et Emmanuel Piguet
Dm-melkenburg


2002

Karl Holmqvist
Soirée tropicale
Animation: Vidéos
Rosemarie Trockel
Edition, eaux-fortes, 1996
KIOSK (V)
Monica Bonvicini
Bonded Eternmale


2001

Affiches/Livres
Social Hackers
Editions
Fabrice Gygi
VITRINES et PITON UNIVERSEL
Vidya Gastaldon & Jean-Michel Wicker


2000

Editions 2000
Bring the Noise
Bourse du CGGC 1997-1999


1999

KLAT
Evil Talk: Beyond the pleasure principle
Thomas Hirschhorn
Elke Krystufek
In the Arms of Luck
Editions


1998

One Step Backwards: Books,
prints, videos, 1998
LISTE 98, The Young Art Fair,
Usine Warteck, Bâle
lithographs


1997

Multiples of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine
Elena Montesinos
Tune out, Turn off, Drop in
Eté 97
Stan Douglas
Photographies
Hinrich Sachs

B. Toguo Tamokoué
Gravures et Multiples


1996

Heimo Zobernig
Alexandre Bianchini,
Nicolás Fernández,
Jérôme Hentsch
et
Alain Julliard
Kristin Oppenheim
Rosemarie Trockel


1995

Thomas Hirschhorn
Les Plaintifs, les Bêtes, les Politiques
Karen Kilimnik
Tiger
Editions of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine
Luc Tuymans
Le Verdict
Claude Lévêque
Sans titre
Estampes et photographies
Yves Gevaert éditeur, Bruxelles


1994

Olivier Mosset
Claude Closky
Alexandre Bianchini

Hubert Mean
Alex Hanimann
Peintures, édition


1993

Giuseppe Penone
Images de pierres
Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson
Peintures, dessins
Gerry Schum
Fernseh und Videogalerie
John M Armleder
Ian Anüll
Dessins, sérigraphies et éditions
Claude Gaçon


1992

Éditions, 1986-1992
John M Armleder
Parkett
Jean Stern
Panini alle melanzane
Stephan Landry
Marie Sacconi


1991

Laurence Pittet
Suzanne Lafont
Photographies
Marcel Broodthaers
Œuvres graphiques, 1964-1975
Jean-Michel Othoniel
¡ Capotes !


1990

Roman Signer
Installation hélicoptère, 1990
Jean-Marc Meunier
Sapins de Noël, 1988-1989
Anne Pesce
Pêcheur, c’est lui qui devient un poisson
Andreas Hofer
Installation – édition


1989

Henri Michaux
Encres, gouaches, aquarelles, lavis
Emmett Williams
Multiples
Andreas Gursky
Photographies
Stéphane Brunner
Mori Shigeru
Estampes