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Metallica

From June 9 to September 4, 2020
New show with editions by Trisha Donnelly, Vidya Gastaldon & Jean-Michel Wicker, Fabrice Gygi, Sylvie Fleury and Fabian Marti
The CEC open during the Nuit des Bains on Thursday September 3, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

artgenève

Artists’ Voices, Harry Burke, Timothée Calame, Liz Craft, Keren Cytter, Dorothy Iannone, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Victor Man, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Susan Te Kahurangi King
Thursday January 30
12PM – 7PM
Friday January 31
12PM – 8PM
Saturday February 01
12PM – 8PM
Sunday February 02
12PM – 7PM
Palexpo, Geneva
Booth A43

Fabian Marti
Such a Good Girl

Exhibition from January 17 till March 7, 2020
Opening on Thursday January 16, from 6 PM, Rentrée du Quartier des Bains

Fabian Marti sees his artistic work as a chance to explore ideas about the place of the artist and the individual in society and in the field of production. This type of questioning, which brings him closer to conceptual art, allows Marti to view his practice as a way of challenging the divides between traditional techniques, conventional modes of creation, customary terms of exchange right through to the artist’s status. He goes back to more archaic technical choices, and the handmade in particular, reappropriating craft skills such as ceramics. As for the shift in the artist’s function, Marti is involved and participates in the creation of exhibition spaces, artists’ studios and publishing houses. The Zurich space Hacienda, TwoHotel, Marti Collection, Marti Ceramics and FM Studio Chairs are simultaneously both art objects and small “companies”, places or structures that facilitate production projects, both for Fabian Marti himself and for invited artists. (more…)

Open accrochage, editions
of

Timothée Calame, Keren Cytter, Dorothy Iannone, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Jean-Michel Wicker
The CEC participates in Week-end GENEVE.ART, Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM
Exhibition from November 16, 2019 till December 20, 2019
New edition
Harry Burke
A diminished poetry. An expanding (and contracting) writerly. Fragments, for Rindon Johnson
Before publication 1

Brochure published in the Before publication collection, which will gather the pre-publications – unique notebooks of 4 to 24 pages, 17.2 x 23.5 cm, offset, black/white, stapled binding, 250 copies – of authors’ texts and artists’ inserts, which will appear regularly and in preview of their final edition in L’Effet papillon II (second volume of L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007, the catalog of the Centre d’édition contemporaine published in 2008).
Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne
Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, December 2019
OTHER RECENT EDITION
Susan Te Kahurangi King
Selected Works 1965–1980
Offset, colours, 20 pages, 16,5 x 23,6 cm. Coedition innen, Zurich and Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2019.
Edition offered to the members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association for the year 2019.
Selected Works 1965–1980 from Susan Te Kahurangi King is part of a series of three publications coedited with innen, Zurich of which Eros Paintings by Dorothy Iannone published in Spring 2019 and New York & Beyond 2017–2019 by Liz Craft (forthcoming).

The CEC at P.A.G.E.S. Salon du livre d’artiste et de l’imprimé contemporain, Genève

Friday December 6, 2019
4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday December 7, 2019
10:30 AM – 7 PM
Sunday December 8, 2019
10:30 AM – 5 PM
HEAD – Genève
Bâtiment H
Av. de Châtelaine 7
1203 Geneva
Timothée Calame, Keren Cytter, Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Mathis Gasser, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Hominal, Dorothy Iannone, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Victor Man, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Jean-Michel Wicker

TIMOTHÉE CALAME
ALTERA

Opening Thursday May 16, 2019, 6-9 PM (Quartier des Bains common openings)
Exhibition from May 17 till September 28, 2019
Exhibition extended till October 26, 2019

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Spring Sale Time

From February 19 till May 4, 2019
Gerard Byrne, Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Keren Cytter, Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Mathis Gasser, David Hominal, Tobias Kaspar, Jakob Kolding, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Erik van Lieshout, Christian Lindow, David Maljkovic et Konstantin Grcic, Victor Man, Mélanie Matranga, Jonathan Monk, Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Florian Pumhösl, Markus Schinwald, Oscar Tuazon, Jean-Michel Wicker, Heimo Zobernig
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Thursday March 14, 2019, 6-9 PM (Quartier des Bains common openings)
and
Saturday May 4  2019, 12-5 PM

LE CEC à la LA Art Book Fair 2019

April 12-14, 2019
Opening Night Avril 11, 2019
Booth G07, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
View of the CEC’s stand at LAABF 2019

View of the CEC’s stand at LAABF 2019

Keren Cytter, Mathis Gasser, Thomas Hirschhorn, Katie Holten, Aaron Flint Jamison, Mads Ranch Kornum, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Victor Man, Josef Strau, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Jean-Michel Wicker

artgenève

January 31-February 3, 2019
Preview: 30 janvier 2019
stand D4, halle 1, Palexpo, Genève

ground

(edited and curated by Harry Burke and Marlie Mul)
Khairani Barokka
Simnikiwe Buhlungu
Amy DG & Samantha Dick (Where People Sleep)
Marlie Mul
Precious Okoyomon
Kirsten Pieroth
Linda Stupart
The Gate
WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST
Jean-Michel Wicker
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Editions of the CEC

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Jean-Michel Wicker
Presentation of the new edition of Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Scrolls in the Wind
A collection of scripts and poems by Harry Burke, Cyrus Grace Dunham, Sharon Hayes, James English Leary, Sophy Naess, Amy Sillman and Emily Sundblad
Edited by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

 

ground

Curators : Harry Burke and Marlie Mul

Presentation of the zine ground – first edition launched in 2018 ­– edited by Harry Burke (writer, critic, editor, and indepndant curator) amd Marlie Mul (artist, born in 1980 in Utrecht, lives and works in Berlin) with contributions by The Gate, Linda Stupart, Jean-Michel Wicker, Khairani Barokka, Reader’s Digestion, Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable et Marlie Mul.

“In collaboration with Centre d’edition contemporaine for artgenève, Harry Burke and Marlie Mul, the editors of ground, will curate a selection of prints and editions by artists featured in both their recently published first zine and in their forthcoming second publication. ground is an independently distributed zine that aims to look beyond institutions, in their current form, as the dominant spaces and frameworks in which to present and deal with artistic production, and instead explore grassroots political and aesthetic alternatives. The presentation at artgenève will highlight the ways that artists are using publishing and printmaking to achieve these aims, and will involve work by artists who are often underrepresented in international commercial presentations such as artgenève.” (Harry Burke)

 

Talk by Marlie Mul, presentation of the zine ground, art talks & performances, Saturday, February 2, 2019, artgenève 2019

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”

Presentation of the edition offered to the members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association for the year 2018
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6 – 9 PM (Common openings of the Quartier des Bains)

 

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 »
Silkscreen print on raw cotton, 36 × 48 cm, safety pins, postcard, 150 copies, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2019. Edition offered to the members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association for the year 2018.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
The Meadow

 Exhibition from October 12 till February 8, 2019 Opening Thursday October 11, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM (Nuit des Bains)
Week-end Genève Art Contemporain : Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November from 11 AM till 6 PM
Common openings of the Quartier des Bains : Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 6 PM till 9 PM

 

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s primary medium might be painting, but it often goes beyond two-dimensional space to extend to its surroundings, becoming decor or pieces of furniture. This expansion of the pictorial space is seen both in the choice of subjects and in the enlarged and repeated stylized motifs. His large format paintings, often installed like decorative tapestries, wall panels or suspended ceilings, stages the exhibition space in which viewers are physically immersed. This highly spatial and physical approach to painting expresses Lutz-Kinoy’s special relationship with the body and gesture, and explains the extension of his work into dance and performance. For his recent exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, a vast system of murals, inspired by François Boucher’s painted panels that once decorated a boudoir and are now displayed at the Frick Collection in New York, entirely covered the walls of this white cube. This fascination with the refined, sophisticated and carnal painting of the 18th century brought out its erotic and transgressive nature against a backdrop of sensual and sexual liberation.

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Salon MAD#4 (Multiple Art Days)
Paris 2018

14 – 16 september 2018 from 11 AM to 7 PM
Preview : 13 september 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Monnaie de Paris, Paris

View of the CEC’s stand at MAD#4, 2018

The CEC participates in the Salon MAD#4 (Multiple Art Days)

With the editions of Victor Man, Keren Cytter, Jean-Michel Wicker, Mathis Gasser, Artists’ Voices (triple vinyle) and Valentin Carron

Entrelacs
Victor Man invites Navid Nuur

From May 18 till September 15, 2018
Opening Thursday May 17, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM (Common openings of the Quartier des Bains)

For his exhibition at the CEC, Victor Man invites Navid Nuur not so much to create a common work but rather to establish a dialog and to underline a certain kinship between their artistic practices: their use of traditional and handcrafted techniques – watercolour for the one and ceramics for the other -, their common references to materials that bear strong symbolic and poetic meaning – minerals, water, fire -, their personal and artistic background, but also their ties to childhood, to memory and perhaps to nostalgia. A shared way of revisiting the significant initiatory stages that rendered this duo possible and natural, offering an installation alternating the watercolours of Victor Man and the ceramics of Navid Nuur. (more…)

Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet…

Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet, Keren Cytter, Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, Mathis Gasser, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Raphaël Julliard, Tobias Kaspar, Jakob Kolding, Elke Krystufek, M/M (Paris), Jonathan Monk, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Oriol Vilanova, Jean-Michel Wicker, Heimo Zobernig

 

From March 23 till May 5, 2018
Opening Thursday March 22 from 6 PM to 9 PM
New Editions:
Keren Cytter,  The Brutal Turtle, Book, offset, colours, 40 pages, 15 x 15 cm, an edition of 500, text in English. Coedition Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2018.
Keren Cytter, The Furious Hamster, Book, offset, colours, 56 pages, 15 x 15 cm, an edition of 500, text in English. Coedition Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2018.

artgenève

February 1 – 4, 2018 from 12 PM – 8 PM
Preview: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2 PM – 8 PM
Booth D23, Palexpo, Geneva

The CEC at artgenève 2018

Keren Cytter

Presentation of three small children books, The Curious Squirrel (2015), The Brutal Turtle (2018) and The Furious Hamster (2018), of recent drawings and three objects on wheels

For the CEC booth at artgenève, Keren Cytter presents a little reading room for children with a series of recent drawings and three volumes on wheels: a red ball, a yellow pyramid, a blue cube, objects that are between mobile shapes and children seats. This childlike environment will serve as a display for the book, The Brutal Turtle and The Furious Hamster, both coproduced by Jacob Fabricius, artist director at Kunsthal Aarhus, who runs Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva. (more…)

Jonathan Monk
Directional Advice

Presentation December 8, 2017 – March 3, 2018
Preview opens Thursday, 7 December 2017 at 6 PM

Presentation of the edition offered to the 2017 members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association

Jonathan Monk, Directional Advice, one colour silkscreen print with clear varnish coating, Algro Screen cardboard 1260 g/m2, Ø 40 cm, edition of 150, signed and dated on the reverse, printed by Christian Humbert-Droz, Geneva, die-cut by Decoform, Geneva. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2017. Edition offered to the members of the Centre d’édition contemporaine association for the year 2017.

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Editions by Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Mathis Gasser, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Hominal, Tobias Kaspar, Jakob Kolding, Oscar Tuazon, Oriol Vilanova, Jean-Michel Wicker, Heimo Zobernig

Thomas Hirschhorn
Flashforward

The CEC at week-end
Genève Art Contemporain

Saturday and Sunday November 11 and 12, 2017
11 AM – 6 PM

Itinerant presentation of the facsimile of the publication Les plaintifs, les bêtes, les politiques

Signing session in the presence of Thomas Hirschhorn

Saturday November 11, 2017 from 1 PM
Thomas Hirschhorn, Les plaintifs, les bêtes, les politiques, offset printed brochure, CMYK color model, glossy coated paper, 80 g/m2, 231 × 24 cm, 208 pages. Original edition by Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine/Centre d’édition contemporaine (CEC), Geneva, 1995 and edition of the facsimile, ed. Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2017.

Edited by the CEC!
Focus: Mélanie Matranga

Edited by the CEC!

Exhibition October 13 – November 25, 2017
Opening October 12, 2017 from 2:30 PM
Editions by Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, François Curlet, Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Mathis Gasser, David Hominal, Tobias Kaspar, Jakob Kolding, Mélanie Matranga, Giuseppe Penone, Oscar Tuazon, Oriol Vilanova, Jean-Michel Wicker, Susanne M. Winterling, Heimo Zobernig

Focus: Mélanie Matranga

Mélanie Matranga’s artistic approach is crossed by stories that infiltrate a production of objects, installations, films, and even pieces of furniture and reconstructions of interiors that are loaded with signifying signs, texts and images: drawings, photographs, prints, projections. These combined elements propose “situations” that interrogate intimacy and seem to be filled with sensations and residual feelings, receptacles where real life experience and imagination, the document and the scenario meet. (more…)

Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o Section 7 Books, Paris

Friday, June 30, 2017

From 6 PM Book Launch: #picturebook1 by Jean-Michel Wicker, presented by the artist

Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1
Book Launch c/o SALTS, Birsfelden/Basel

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
#picturebook1

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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, colours, 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.

Jakob Kolding
The Outside or the Inside of the Internalised Externalised

Exhibition 19 May – 30 September 2017
Exhibition preview opens Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6 PM (Nuit des Bains)

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
BBiblioteca ffanafffantastica

Opening Thursday March 23, 2017 from 6 PM till 9 PM
Exhibition from March 24 to May 6, 2017

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…)

artgenève

January 26 – 29, 2017 12 PM – 8 PM
Preview: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2 PM – 8 PM
Booth D25, Palexpo, Geneva

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.

Presentation of the edition
Jean-Michel Wicker
Belle étiquette

Thursday January 19 2017

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.

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Mathis Gasser

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.

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Artists’ Voices

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.

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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

Presentation of the book
Mathis Gasser
In the Museum 1 2 (3),
Regulators 1 2 n

Thursday December 15 2016

From 6 PM Presentation of Mathis Gasser’s book 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.

David Knuckey, Crest, 2016

From 7 PM Readings by Marie Angeletti, Samuel Luterbacher, Marta Riniker-Radich and Angharad Williams

Until March 11, 2017 John M Armleder, Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Claude Closky, Andreas Dobler, David Hominal, Rosemarie Trockel and Heimo Zobernig (editions CEC), Giulia Essyad, Sabrina Röthlisberger, Solar Lice (double LP, Power Station, Dallas, 2013)

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Artists’ Voices

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.

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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

Presentation of the edition
Artists’ Voices

Thursday December 8 2016

From 6 PM Presentation of the sound edition Artists’ Voices, with 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 (triple LP, ed. CEC, 2016)

7 PM Ramaya Tegegne, Version #19: Judy Chicago, 2016 (reading/performance)

7:30 PM Giulia Essyad, Poetry Reading December 2016 (reading) et Salamander Said, 2016 (ceramics) with Sabrina Röthlisberger, En Attendant Antarah, guerrier poète, 2015, (bench)

8 PM HAGGARD CARAVAN, composed by Stefan Tcherepnin, with recordings by Solar Lice (Jeanne Graff, Tobias Madison, Flavio Merlo, Emanuel Rossetti, Gregory Ruppe, William Z. Saunders & Stefan Tcherepnin), mixed in York House Hotel, Wakefield, 2014 (sound installation, 44’30’’)

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John M Armleder, Valentin Carron, Marc Camille Chaimovicz, Claude Closky, Andreas Dobler, David Hominal, Rosemarie Trockel and Heimo Zobernig (editions CEC)

Until March 11, 2017

Valentin Carron
Deux épaisseurs un coin

Opening Thursday September 15, 2016, 6 PM – 9 PM
Exhibition September 16 – November 26, 2016

Valentin Carron explores the principle of reality through acts of appropriation, replicating almost identically elements from popular culture, the practice of monument-making, daily life and his immediate environment. The shift in meaning is probably due more to the choice of referents than to their mere displacement in the field of art. Carron conceals the function, blunts the decorative aspect and revisits the craftsmanship-like manufacturing of these objects that oscillate between irony, affection and fascination and seem to densify as entering in contact with art, endorsing themselves with a common acknowledgement and with the nostalgia of a forgotten story. (more…)

Mathis Gasser
Sept sont tombés vers le ciel
Works on paper

Opening Thursday May 19, 2016, 6 PM – 9 PM
Exhibition May 20 – September 3, 2016

Mathis Gasser draws upon and combines thousands of images that he patiently gathered and arranged in a personal archive. Their references come from the arts, architecture, cinema, comics, science fiction, magazines or from current events. In a very elaborated practice of collage, thousands of signs collide and are multiplied in an explosive combination, in a mirror or imbricating effect, diffracted by the immateriality of the digital world and by the invasion of information. The impact that Gasser seeks for through this body of reappropriated, reassociated images that are frequently reworked through drawing and painting, and caught in a sustained and invasive turnover. They oscillate between a nihilistic vision and an interrogation of the limits of a world undermined by temptations of archaism and the resurgence of primal fears, sectarian deliriums, theories of conspiracy and hyper technological and futuristic extravaganzas and other prophecies. (more…)

Artists’ Voices
Prolongation

Sound exhibition from December 11, 2015 till March 26, 2016
Opening Thursday December 10, 2015, 6 PM – 9 PM

Artists’ Voices assembles a group of sound pieces linked to the theme of the voice. The voice considered as a strong marker on the unconscious, a pre-language primal expression that is directly connected to emotions and is identifiable by a body of signs: tone, vibration, timbre, rhythm. The sound pieces are songs, declamations, monologues, a reading, a discourse, a dialogue, an echo, a whisper, a noise, a scream or breathing, up to the point of rupture, dysphonia, aphonia, silence, or even the return of sound and music. (more…)

artgenève

January 28 – 30, 2016 12 PM – 8 PM
Preview: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 2 PM – 8 PM
Booth D19, Palexpo, Geneva
View of the CEC’s booth, 2016. Photo © Sandra Pointet

View of the CEC’s booth, 2016. Photo © Sandra Pointet

Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
International art fair

With the editions of Jason Dodge, David Hominal, Tobias Kaspar, David Maljkovic with Konstantin Grcic

Artists’ Voices

Sound exhibition from December 11, 2015 till March 26, 2016
Opening Thursday December 10, 2015, 6 PM – 9 PM

Artists’ Voices assembles a group of sound pieces linked to the theme of the voice. The voice considered as a strong marker on the unconscious, a pre-language primal expression that is directly connected to emotions and is identifiable by a body of signs: tone, vibration, timbre, rhythm. The sound pieces are songs, declamations, monologues, a reading, a discourse, a dialogue, an echo, a whisper, a noise, a scream or breathing, up to the point of rupture, dysphonia, aphonia, silence, or even the return of sound and music. (more…)

Extract

Exhibition from September 18 till November 14, 2015
Opening Thursday September 17, 2015, 6 PM – 9 PM

Jason Dodge, David Hominal, Raphaël Julliard, David Maljkovic with Konstantin Grcic, Victor Man

With the new editions offered to the members of the CEC association:

David Hominal, Détail, silk screen print, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2015 (edition offered to the 2014 members )
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Jason Dodge, edition of 120 (edition offered to the 2015 members)

I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2015

June 18-19, 2015,4 PM – 10 PM
Juin 20, 2015, 12 PM – 6 PM
Preview: Wednesday June 17, 2015, 6 PM – 10 PM

With editions by Philippe Decrauzat, Jason Dodge, Sylvie Fleury, Katie Holten, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Raphaël Julliard, Mads Ranch Kornum, Erik van Lieshout, Victor Man, Christophe Rey, Joseph Strau, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Oriol Vilanova

Jason Dodge

Preview: Thursday May 28, 2015, 6 PM – 9 PM
(on the occasion of the Nuit des Bains)
From May 28th until September 5th, Jason Dodge will present shoes that have been made for someone with three legs.

Conference I want to talk again about the birds That are deaf from fireworks. In collaboration with the HEAD-Genève Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 18pm.

David Maljkovic
with
Konstantin Grcic
Negatives

Exhibition from March 20 to May 16, 2015

For his exhibition at the CEC, David Maljkovic will create, in collaboration with the German designer Konstantin Grcic, a series of works called Negatives. The “negatives” began with Maljkovic’s Temporary Projections in 2011. For this project, the artist created a fictional studio as a projection and one of the elements in the studio was a ‘fake’ working table. In collaboration with Grcic, the table is now an actual object, and what was once a secondary element becomes a model and the focus of the work. The “negatives”, then, are tables designed by Grcic that Maljkovic transforms by using as a work surface. As the artist cuts into paper with a blade, he leaves slashes and marks on the soft surface of the table top. The result is a group of intersecting lines and marks that combine to make a geometric abstraction. Red ink is then applied to this surface, and paper applied, in a process that resembles printmaking, leaving the table top marks filled with a vibrant red. The ‘negative’ is this structure that provided a space for the edition-making process. (more…)

artgenève

January 29 – February 1, 2015 from, 2 PM – 9 PM
Preview: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2 PM – 8 PM
Booth D18, halle 1, Palexpo, Geneva

 

With the editions of Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Raphaël Julliard, Erik van Lieshout, Victor Man, Olivier Mosset, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance, Oriol Vilanova

WINTER SALE
AND
ALPHABET EDITIONS

WINTER SALE Tuesday December 16, 2014, 6 PM – 9 PM Saturday December 20, 2014, 12 PM – 5 PM
ALPHABET EDITIONS Exhibition of CEC’s editions (1989—2014) December 12, 2014 — February 28, 2015

ALPHABET EDITIONS is an alphabetical display of the CEC’s editions (1989-2014), a possibility to see again everything or to purchase a book, a print or a multiple during this “winter sale”. WINTER SALE is neither a sale nor an auction or a sale, but simply the presentation of the still available editions, a new display, a Christmas market and above all a support for the CEC. (more…)

Raphaël Julliard
Chromozone

Opening Thursday September 18, 2014 from 6 PM
on the occasion of the Nuit des Bains
Exhibition from September 19 till November 29, 2014

Exhibition of an installation of large pencil drawings on paper scroll and mobile wire sculptures, and the edition of an artist’s book entitled RREPTILES produced and edited by the CEC.

Raphaël Julliard is a polygraphic artist. Whether it be drawing, painting, installation work, video or performance, his work, rather than departing from a predefined idea or concept, stems from an initial impulsion that is as free and autonomous as possible, in order to arrive at the configuration induced by that same idea and its process of realisation. His work sometimes also questions the works of other artists, may them be central figures or lesser known. However, he seems to be inspired by everyday banal little things, whose existence is, in theory, considered to be insignificant. Like so, he had proceeded to the making of a classical ham-butter sandwich, from the planting of the seeds to the devouring of the sandwich, including the slaughtering of the pig and the churning of the butter (Mon Sandwich, HD video, 2010). (more…)

Oriol Vilanova
Renoncer à te décrire

Opening during the Nuit des Bains, Thursday May 22, 2014, from 6 AM
Exhibition from May 23 till July 11, 2014

The artist as collector, Oriol Vilanova is a collector of postcards, this touristy and obsolete medium of communication that contains within itself traces of individual and collective memory. Images d’Epinal, pictures of monuments, of iconic and historical places, printed on a simple card, thus offering an idealised vision of the world, filled with nostalgia, and unchanging subjects, yet they testify of a time hopelessly lost. Oriol Vilanova often works with notions of individual and collective memory, of lost time, of the immortality of the iconic and heroic figure, of monuments and stereotypes re-enacting through writing, performance or installation an extensive visual documentation—films, publications, printed matter, postcards—and thus creating a collision and a temporal coming and going between past, present and future. (more…)

artgenève

january 30 – February 2, 2014
Preview: 29 january

Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
international art fair

FILMS – CORRIDOR
Valentin Carron, Philippe Decrauzat, David Hominal, David Maljkovic, Fabian Marti, Adrien Missika, Jonathan Monk, Laurie Vannaz, Oriol Vilanova

During the preview, january 29th, 2014:
Izet Sheshivari, Poster Stories
Performance with typewriter and posters

Artissima, Turin

8 – 10 november, 2013
Preview & opening: November 7th
The CEC's stand, Artissima, 2013

The CEC’s stand

w/Monica Bonvicini, Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Erik van Lieshout, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance

Oval – Lingotto Fiere
Art Editions, Stand AE1
www.artissima.it

Edited!

Exhibition from October 31st to December 20th, 2013

With the editions of Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal.

NY Art Book Fair

 From September 20 to 22, 2013
Preview September 19
View of the CEC's stand, NY Art Book Fair, 2013

View of the CEC’s stand

Philippe Decrauzat, Sylvie Fleury, David Hominal, Aaron Flint Jamison, Fabian Marti, Jonathan Monk, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance…

David Hominal
Through The Windows

Exhibition June 7 – October 19, 2013
Opening June 6, 2013 from 6 pm

An installation of four silkscreen prints and a sound piece, as well as a new publication, Through the Windows.

David Hominal manipulates images that often come from his personal archive, from the press or more largely images with historical or political references. He proceeds by free associations that mix flashbacks that are as much linked to current events as to intense personal experiences or to his literary and cinematographic keenness. He makes freely figurative or abstract painting. The subjects are treated in a graphical manner, in a rapid and immediate style that borrows more from photography, advertisement and the press than from painting itself. (more…)

Jonathan Monk
Egg

Exhibition from February 21 until April 27, 2013
Opening on February 20, 2013

JM: « For a little book that I just made with Galerie Yvon Lambert, The Making of Ten Posters, Ten Languages, Ten Colours, Ten Words, Ten Euros, we asked the printers if they would photograph their process. Actually, it started with a poster project that we had printed in Riga. Without us asking anything, the printers sent us photographs of the posters coming out of the press and of the printers holding them up. Upon seeing these pictures, we thought it would be perfect to make a book out of them. It’s really simple, basically to just show how the printers made the posters. But then we decided to ask the printers of the book, in Montreuil, to take pictures. We sent them a Polaroid camera and they agreed to document their whole process of making the book.» (more…)

artgenève

January 31st – February 2nd
stand A60, hall 1, Palexpo, Genève

Centre d’édition contemporaine at artgenève
International art fair

Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Sylvie Fleury, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance

Posters

November 13th,2012 – February 1st, 2013
Jakob Kolding, Sans titre, 2002

Jakob Kolding, Sans titre

Alexandre Bianchini, Gerard Byrne, Jeremy Deller & Karl Holmqvist, Andreas Dobler, Vidya Gastaldon & Jean-Michel Wicker, Fabrice Gygi, Klat, Jakob Kolding, Elke Krystufek, Claude Lévêque, Fabian Marti, M/M

Salon Light #9, Paris

View of the CEC's stand, Salon Light #9, Paris, 2012

View of the CEC’s stand

Organized by Cneai

w/ Pierre Bismuth, Monica Bonvicini, Philippe Decrauzat, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Erik van Lieshout, Christophe Rey, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

NY Art Book Fair

From September 28 to 30, 2012
Preview: September 27
View of the CEC's stand, NY Art Book Fair, 2012

View of the CEC’s stand

 

With Monica Bonvicini, Philippe Decrauzat, Trisha Donnelly, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jakob Kolding, Elke Krystufek, Erik van Lieshout, Oscar Tuazon, Jeffrey Vallance

MoMA PS1, New York
organized by Printed Matter Inc.

Oscar Tuazon

Exhibition from June 22 until October 27, 2012
Opening on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 6pm

Oscar Tuazon or the liberating potential of construction

The work of Oscar Tuazon seems to be a natural extension of childhood, as obvious as building a wooden hut or exploring the forest. Tuazon never goes into architecture, he always stays below construction rules, safeguarding the freedom of building, by instinct, for the pleasure of taking possession of a place that would become for a while his living space, his home. Building as an extension of one’s self, of one’s body and movements. The gesture and the process of assembling are part of his pieces that must be understood as forms of appropriation, of experimentation, of « real-life » experiences. In an interview published in his catalogue I can’t see, Tuazon explains: « I want to make something with its own life, its own needs, a living thing. » (more…)

Salon des Dames

From May 13 until June 2, 2012

1 concert
6 evenings about contemporary editions
1 critical presentation of films
1 evolutive exhibition

An idea of Véronique Bacchetta, Donatella Bernardi, Boutheyna Bouslama, Noémie Étienne and Petra Krausz. A collaboration between Centre d’édition contemporaine and Eternal Tour

With Bertrand Bacqué, Daphné Bengoa, Donatella Bernardi, Laurence Bonvin, Jacques Borel, Thomas Boutoux, Rudy Decelière, Stéphane Degoutin, Noémie Etienne, Valeria Graziano, Tamar Halperin, Beat Lippert, Morad Montazami, Enrico Natale, Romolo Ottaviani, Marc Ruchmann, Denis Schuler et Frank Williams. (more…)

artgenève

From April 25 until April 29, 2012
Opening on April 24, from 6pm
View of the CEC's stand at artgenève, 2012. Photo: © Sandra Pointet

View of the CEC’s stand at artgenève

With Pierre Bismuth, Philippe Decrauzat, Aaron Flint Jamison, Erik van Lieshout, Fabian Marti, Oscar Tuazon, Benjamin Valenza, Jeffrey Vallance, Heimo Zobernig
stand A31, halle 2, Palexpo, Geneva

Jeffrey Vallance
The Vallance Bible

Exhibition from March 30 until May 5, 2012
Opening on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 6 pm
Performance on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 8 pm, Chapelle de Saint-Léger, 20 rue Saint-Léger, 1204 Geneva

Coming from the counterculture, Jeffrey Vallance (born in 1955, lives and works in Reseda/Los Angeles)is a Californian artist who revisits religious rituals, folklore and fetishist practices. While he slips in turn into the clothes of an ambassador, an anthropologist, an explorer, a writer, a professor or an investigator in paranormal phenomena, Vallance remains a compulsive collector whose stock-in-trade is nourished by personal and collective mythologies. Influenced by his forebear Emil Knudsen (1872–1956), famous Norwegian medium, he strongly believes in the part inspiration plays in his work, often perceived as a conversation with the hereafter. He thus turns his everyday life into an enchanted world, open to acts of faith, mysteries and revelations.

(more…)

Nouvelles éditions

View of the exhibition <em>Nouvelles éditions</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2012

View of the exhibition Nouvelles éditions

Oscar Tuazon, Fabian Marti and editions of Gerard Byrne, Philippe Decrauzat, Andreas Dobler, Aaron Flint Jamison, Adrien Missika, Gianni Motti (more…)

Oscar Tuazon
Book Launch c/o Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Opening on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 6 to 8 pm
Oscar Tuazon talks to Giovanni Carmine, at 6.30 pm
Reading by American poet Cedar Sigo, at 7.15 pm
Exhibition from January 13 to February 18, 2012
Oscar Tuazon, Working Drawing, 2012. Photo: © Sandra Pointet

Oscar Tuazon, Working Drawing

Book published by the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
c/o Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Oscar Tuazon, Working Drawing
Book, reproduction of 210 drawings and a text by Oscar Tuazon, 19 x 23 cm, 256 pages, black photocopy, on Condat matt Périgord, cover in clear glass, covered in linen cloth, Texlibris GTI, colour: steel 564, square spine, sewn and glued, wrapped in a sheet of ribbed Pop’Set Perle, edition of 130, numbered and signed on the colophon inserted at the end of the book. Original drawings are included in the first 20 copies, starting from page 229. In addition, 20 A.P. signed and numbered from I to XX, have been printed. Binding and assemblage are the work of the atelier Philippe Martial, Paris. Designed by Pierre-François Letué, Paris, for the artist. Printed by Tracts, Paris.
This book is published by the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, January 2012.

Book Launch of Working Drawing
On the occasion of Oscar Tuazon’s exhibition, Manual Labor
at the Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Diagonal Building, Maag Areal
Zahnradstrasse 21
8040 Zurich
www.presenhuber.com

Aaron Flint Jamison

From December 9, 2011 to february 11, 2012
Opening on December 8, 2011

Aaron Flint Jamison is an artist particularly engaged in the field of edition. His artistic work comes as a wide range of reflections on the book and the object. He can be printer, typographer, editor and of course artist at the same time.
He often works by assemblage and combinations: a piece of furniture, a poster or a publication which all push the link between representation, production, functionality, presentation and distribution to the edges of its simplicity, its obviousness and its impact. Each object merges technical and aesthetic potential and conceptual accuracy. Aaron Flint Jamison is between the artist and the technician, between the craftsman and the inventor. (more…)

Philippe Decrauzat
Book Launch c/o Motto Zürich

November 5, 2011, at 6.30pm
View of the installation, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2011

View of the installation

Philippe Decrauzat, Trois films photographiésA Change of Speed, a Change of Style, a Change of Scene – After Birds – Screen O Scope

Discussion around the book with Philippe Decrauzat and Véronique Bacchetta, director of the CEC
and presentation of a selection of editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, with the artists’ books of Sigurdur Arni Sigurdsson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elke Krystufek, Monica Bonvicini, Jakob Kolding, Roman Ondák, Mads Ranch Kornum, Céline Duval, Katie Holten, Josef Strau, Christophe Rey, Erik van Lieshout; the catalogues Marcel Broodthaers, l’oeuvre graphique, essais; L’Effet papillon 1989-2007; Sgrafo vs Fat Lava and the multiples of François Curlet and of Pierre Bismuth (more…)

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 (more…)

Philippe Decrauzat
NYSTAGMUS

Exhibition: september 23-novemeber 20

Like the spectator of a 3D cinema, Philippe Decrauzat’s work slides with mastery from one dimension to another. With wallpaintings and floorpaintings, shaped canvases, installations and light displays, we sway between scientific rigour and the vibrant effect of the red-blue spectacles. Whilst encompassing the legacy of abstraction as in Contructivism and Suprematism, in Op Art and its games of illusion as well as in Minimalism, his work shows a much wider interest for the origins of abstraction. (more…)

Gerard Byrne
For example; a sketch of Five Elevations, 1971-72

Exhibition from May 5 – July 16, 2011
Opening on Wednesday, May 4, from 6pm.
Gerard Byrne, view of the exhibition <em>For example; a sketch of Five Elevations, 1971-72</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2011. Photo: © Sandra Pointet

Gerard Byrne, view of the exhibition For example; a sketch of Five Elevations, 1971-72

Gerard Byrne’s work is structured around documents – advertisements, daily papers, specialized magazines – dating from after the Second World War, generally from the 1960s and 1970s. After researching archives, Byrne uses these often fragmented and forgotten documents, transforms them and gives them a second life. The new images and settings that emerge from the joined processes of critical deconstruction and reconstruction, often dramatized, examine the codes of artistic or media images and those of representation. (more…)

Presentation of the book
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava

January 20, 2011, from 6pm
Sgrafo vs Fat Lava, 2011

Sgrafo vs Fat Lava

Book, French, bound, 105 x 165 mm, 64 pages, 22 colour pictures. Summary : Nicolas Trembley (ed.), Madeleine de Proust et Fat Lava (introduction); text by Horst Makus, Formes, couleurs et décors. Un survol; Interview of Ronan Bouroullec by Nicolas Trembley. Graphic design : Gavillet & Rust / Eigenheer, Geneva. Publisher : JRP|Ringier (Hapax collection), Zurich, 2011. ISBN 978-3-03764-163-7.

Présentation de l’édition de Pierre Bismuth Something Less, Something More – DIY

Presentation from December 16, 2010
Pierre Bismuth, view of the installation, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2010. Photo: © Olivier Pasqual

Pierre Bismuth, view of the installation

Something Less, Something More – DIY
Triple groove corrugated cardboard plate with seven pre-cut discs, 37 x 50 cm, a metal stick and instructions for use, offset, black and one colour, front and back, French/English, 74 x 50 cm, on Keaykolour nature quartz mat 150g/m2 paper, folded in two, all elements in a coloured plastic envelope (green, blue, yellow or clear) closed by a folded cardboard as colophon, digital print, one colour, 180 copies, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2009.

Sgrafo vs Fat Lava
Céramiques et porcelaines Made in West Germany, 1960-1980

From November 5, 2010, until February 5, 2011
Opening on November 4, 2010, from 6pm

Céramiques et porcelaines Made in West Germany, 1960-1980
With a sound piece by Seth Price

For the beginning of the month of November 2010 with the exhibition of a collection of historical ceramics from the 1960s – 1980s, we will be crossing from the field of art into the field of the object, nevertheless not fully abandoning the first one to the second. Almost a hundred pieces covering different styles and production processes will let us discover through a utilitarian and decorative object the different aesthetic variations of a prolific and stylistically free period, when common taste allowed itself to be kitsch and delirious. An era before the supremacy of design that is going to format most of our daily objects.
The exhibition, entitled « Sgrafo vs Fat Lava, Ceramics and Porcelains Made in West Germany, 1960-1980 », is accompanied by a little book published for the occasion by JRP/Ringier (Zurich) in its « Hapax » series : Sgrafo vs Fat Lava. (more…)

“Encadrées”

From July 13 until September 17, 2010
View of the exhibition <em>"Encadrées"</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, 2010

View of the exhibition “Encadrées”

with Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Florian Pumhösl, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Christophe Rey and Susanne M. Winterling.

Susanne M. Winterling, Dynamique de réflexion (2010)
Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites (2004)
Jean Michel Othoniel, La Grande Lèvre (1991)
Gianni Motti, Sans titre (2006)
Olivier Mosset, Sans titre (1994)
Christophe Rey, Washington (2005)

Susanne M. Winterling
They Called Each Other Horses

April 23 – June 26, 2010
Opening on April 22, 2010, 6pm

Susanne M. Winterling likes revisiting different figures of Art History, architects or intellectuals of the 20th century, mostly from its beginning. She admires and is inspired by the work of artists such as Berenice Abbott, Eileen Gray, Edward Krasinski, Le Corbusier or Annemarie Schwarzenbach, artistic fiction-figures from another world, a world that witnessed the birth of modernity.
As Mark Prince states in his Frieze article [n° 126, October 2009, …of Mice and Blood, (for E.K.), review of the Berlin exhibition at the gallery Lüttgenmeijer, where Susanne M. Winterling pays tribute to the Polish artist Edward Krasinski (1925-2004) with a display of objects and an environment inspired by a series of photographies taken in his atelier, preserved in its last state by the Warsaw Foksal Gallery (that Edward Krasinski cofounded in 1966)] : « Where the installation is more than the sum of its allusions, it manages to translate the irreducible particularities of another artist’s life and work into Winterling’s own language, like a dreamy adolescent who absorbs the image of a pop star into the private universe of her bedroom. » (more…)

Changement d’accrochage: Heimo Zobernig

From March 16 until April 9, 2010
Heimo Zobernig, <em>Sans titre</em>, 1996

Heimo Zobernig, Sans titre

Sans titre
15 lithographs, black, on BFK Rives 300gm2 paper, 80 x 65 cm, edition of 4 plus 1 A.P. and 1 H.C., numbered, dated and signed.
Heimo Zobernig, born in 1958 in Mauthen (Austria), lives and works in Vienna.

Fröhliche Gesellschaft,
Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart

Exhibition at the gallery Parrotta Contemporary Art (Stuttgart, Germany)
From February 13 until March 27, 2010
Opening on February 12, 2010 at 7pm
 Heimo Zobernig, <em>Sans titre</em>, 1996

Heimo Zobernig, Sans titre

In a momentary community, free and polyphonic, the gallery Parrotta Contemporary Art in Stuttgart presents a series of editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine chosen by Véronique Bacchetta : Andreas Dobler, Elke Krystufek, Erik van Lieshout, Florian Pumhösl, Markus Schinwald, Benjamin Valenza, Emmett Williams, Heimo Zobernig. (more…)

Editions vs. objets

From November 3, 2009, until January 22, 2010

Pierre Bismuth, François Curlet, Fabrice Gygi, Karl Holmqvist, Angela Marzullo, Mai-Thu Perret, Benjamin Valenza, Jeffrey Vallance et Erik van Lieshout
(more…)

Erik van Lieshout
The Assistant

Exhibition from June 19 to October 10, 2009
Opening: Thursday, June 18, 2009, from 6 pm

Erik van Lieshout is one of Holland’s most prominent artists and is best known for his installations and videos. Nevertheless, he regularly paints and above all draws. He finds his inspiration in urban culture, its sociocultural melting-pot and its violence and has no qualms about immersing himself for long explorations into non-place zones – like the outer suburbs and frontiers with no real identity – and losing himself, setting himself adrift in unrestrained, openly depressed self-scrutiny verging at times on the morbid and a state of crisis. These overplayed, uninhibited and often provocative autobiographical events are put across with humour and intensity in a continuous, inextinguishable production, punctuated by drawings and collages, which represents the free, direct expression of repressed feelings and holds up an emancipating mirror for all our introspection and past experience. (more…)

T. Quelques possibilités de textes

Exhibition from May 8 to June 13, 2009
Opening : Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 6 pm

T like text, of course, or temporary, tentative, turn of phrase, trove, trouble, tension… tea time and T. Rex.

T is an exhibition which offers several possibilities of texts. Artists’ texts that can be images, signs or also an abstract, a description, an explanation, a manifesto, a recollection, a quotation, a poem, a story…

T is a round-trip from text to work, from work to text: a new exercise.

T, it’s some simple sheets of A4 paper, several proposals of printed matter (tracts or small posters), but also a letter, a recording, a distribution or even a republishing, the publication of a work already completed or the layout of a future publication; a model. (more…)

EDITIONS (suite…)

Alternately and until April 30, 2009
Gianni Motti, <em>CMS, Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, Cern</em>, 2006

Gianni Motti, CMS, Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, Cern

With Olivier Bardin, Gianni Motti, Florian Pumhösl, Anne-Julie Raccoursier and Markus Schinwald.
Presentation of editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, with Gianni Motti, Sans titre, 2006 and CMS, Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, Cern, 2006; Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites, 2004; Anne-Julie Raccoursier, Remote viewer 2, 2007; and Markus Schinwald, Les Boîtes, 2007

 

 

Présentation du catalogue
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007,
castillo/corrales, Paris

January 23, 2009, at 8pm
Section 7 Books bookshop presented by castillo/corrales, rue Rébeval 65, 75019 Paris
<em>L'Effet papillon, 1989-2007, 2008</em>. Photo: © Sandra Pointet

L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007

On the occasion of the presentation of L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007, Véronique Bacchetta (director of CEC) will read the chapter « Marketing as social project » from Philippe Cuenat’s text A Fifty-cent Item: Maciunas’ marketing of Fluxus published in this book.
and Benjamin Valenza (born in 1980 in Marseille, lives and works in Lausanne) will give a lecture of the poem Maintenant c’est après le succès les temps changent/Now he following the success of changing times, freely inspired by Ms Leokadija Maciunas’ comments about the commercial initiatives of her son (see Philippe Cuenat, A Fifty-cent Item: Maciunas’ marketing of Fluxus). Benjamin Valenza will play his sculpture Don Quixote’s hip (2009, painted brass and aluminium, 100 x 35 cm).

EDITIONS (2004-2008)

From December 11, 2008
View of the exhibition <em>EDITIONS (2004-2008)</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2008

View of the exhibition EDITIONS (2004-2008)

Presentation of the Centre d’édition contemporaine’s editions, with Olivier Bardin, You belong to me I belong to you, 2008; Gianni Motti, Cosmic Storm, Cern, 2006 and Sans titre, 2006 ; Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites, 2004 ; and Markus Schinwald, Les Boîtes, 2007.

Presentation of
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
at Maison de la poésie, Basel

View of the installation, Maison de la poésie, Basel, 2008

View of the installation

Zone papillons (Butterflies Area)
Two readings and two anthologies/panoramas in French, in the frame of the fair BucH.08, and a presentation of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, in Basel:
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2008, presented by Véronique Bacchetta and her guest, Philippe Cuenat
« This publication retraces through its archives the history and evolution of a particular place – the Centre d’édition contemporaine –, its productions and artistic choices. It defines its place, its position and engagement in the field of contemporary art. » Véronique Bacchetta, director of the CEC, Meret Oppenheim Prize 2007. (more…)

Trisha Donnelly

Opening : Thursday October 9, 2008, from 6pm
Exhibition from October 10 to December 4, 2008
Finissage (with the presence of the artist) : Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 6pm

While Trisha Donnelly produces drawings, photographs, videos as well as sound pieces and performances, she doesn’t just decline techniques. Instead, the different mediums she uses are reservoirs of reflections. Even the space and time of the exhibition are seen by the artist as receptacles of references – historical, geographical, symbolical and spiritual -, of associations of ideas and reminiscences.
Rather than thinking of Trisha Donnelly’s works as mysterious and impenetrable, one should see them as attempts to escape the constraints of the production and materialisation of any object and to go beyond the spatial and temporal limitations of the exhibition. Maybe Trisha Donnelly is just not where we think she is? (more…)

L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007

From June 21 until September 13, 2008
Opening on June 20, 2008, from 6pm

Catalogue, in French, introduction by Véronique Bacchetta, texts by Véronique Bacchetta, Sylvie Boulanger, Lionel Bovier, Brian D. Butler (English and French), Philippe Cuenat, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christoph Keller (German and French), Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alexis Vaillant. 432 pages, 17,5 x 23,5 cm, offset printing on Munken Print Premium White paper, 115 g/m2, offset printing and hot gold foil stamping on Munken Print White paper, 300g/m2, for the cover, 61 color ill., 278 b/w ill. Graphic design : Schönwehrs, Geneva. Printing : Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta Valley), Italy. Publisher : Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, June 2008. Distribution : JRP|Ringier, Zurich. (more…)

Olivier Bardin
You belong to me I belong to you

Exhibition from March 28 to May 24, 2008
Opening on Thursday March 27, from 6 pm

Olivier Bardin’s exhibitions challenge the image of the person. Visitors are invited into an empty exhibition space, and the show really commences as the artist asks them to become the only pictures to be seen. Thus, the self-image is the real object of the exhibition. The apparatus reveals the way this image is built up from the other people’s perception; spectators, at the same time, are watching and being watched. Eventually, they constitute a community based on mutual confidence, where perception acts as a self-balancing device. (more…)

Editions récentes

From December 14, 2007, until March 15, 2008
Opening on December 13, from 6pm
View of the exhibition <em>Editions récentes</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2008

View of the exhibition Editions récentes

François Curlet, Jérôme Leuba, Anne-Julie Raccoursier et Markus Schinwald

Presentation of recent editions of the CEC, in particular those realized as gifts for the 2006 and 2007 members of the association of the Centre d’édition contemporaine: François Curlet, PUB-UP (mini portfolio of five facsimile), 2007 and Jérôme Leuba, battlefield#39 (colour poster), 2007

Gianni Motti
Perpetual Channel

Exhibition from November 17, 2006 to February 10, 2007
Opening on November 16th, 2006 from 6pm
Gianni Motti, view of the exhibition <em>Perpetual Channel</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2007. Photo: © Beat Lippert

Gianni Motti, view of the exhibition Perpetual Channel

A digital clock, recently installed on the fronton of the Tokyo Palace entrance chimes the 5 billion year countdown, which separates us from the explosion of the sun and therefore the end of all life on earth. Big Crunch Clock (1999) reminds us of the inexorable end of all things.
A cake of soap made from extra fat recovered after Silvio Berlusconi’s liposuction in a Swiss plastic surgery clinic: Mani pulite (2005). The first cake of Berlusconi’s soap brand which washes whiter than white? What about the replica of the American flag which was erected on the moon (Tranquility Base, 1999) once transposed in the space of White Cube? Should we see the poetic nevertheless absurd conquest of emptiness or of contemporary art? We might as well be shooting for the moon! Yet the commemorative tablet of the 759 Guantanamo victims (The Victims of Guantanamo Bay (Memorial), 2006), prisoners, or rather hostages, parked in a space without rights, literally removed from society’s awareness. (more…)

Anne-Julie Raccoursier
Wireless World, BAC, Genève

Exhibition from October 13 to December 16, 2007
Opening on Friday October 12, 2007 (from 6 pm)

It is a well-known fact that Finns are not afraid of anything. They often love unusual sport events: mobile throwing Olympics, wife carrying contests, mosquito killing competitions, sauna world championships. In the same spirit, every year, not far from the Polar circle, is held the Air Guitar World Championships to which Anne-Julie Raccoursier has dedicated a video work. Entitled Noodling (2006, 7’20’’), it reveals, in close-up, stylish contestants, unlikely clones of Frank Zappa or Billy Idol. They ape the gestures of these musicians at the climax of their shows. The state of exaltation of the candidates is tempered by the absence of soundtrack. An additional distance is created between them and us: in slow motion, their gestures, sometimes hidden out of shot, seem loaded with affect and could equally suggest (solitary) pleasure or pain, ecstasy or hysteria. (more…)

Otra de Vaqueros (Redux), BAC, Genève

Exhibition and edition
From June 23 to September 2, 2007
View of the exhibition, CEC, 2007

View of the exhibition, CEC, 2007

With Sean Snyder (Berlin), Jeremy Deller (Londres), Karl Holmqvist (Stockholm/Berlin), Bernadette Corporation (Paris/Berlin), Artemio (Mexico), Reena Spaulings (New York), Bruno Serralongue (Paris), Claire Fontaine (Paris), Jennifer Allora-Guillermo Calzadilla (San Juan), Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda (Berlin/Düsseldorf), Mario García-Torres (Los Angeles/Mexico) et Minerva Cuevas (Mexico).

Habitat/Variations, BAC, Genève

From June 23 until September 2, 2007
Opening on June 22, 2007, from 6pm
Symposium: Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 2 to 7 pm, directed by the architect Juan Herreros
Upon invitation of the Centre d’édition contemporaine and of the Centre d’Art Contemporain at BAC – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva

Where to live, and how? This exhibition offers a reflection on projects by artists and architects who think about living conditions and challenge this question in their work. These projects come from various contexts that, for the major part, are situated at the junction of architecture and art, Utopia and reality, individual and collective space. Some of these projects document very active emerging urban forms and ask complex economical, political, and social questions which traditional notions of urbanism disregard.
If we think of the city as “a series of strata and styles, of icons and cultural practices which bring together constructions from the past, tradition, as well as these new projects and ideas for the future”1, can the different projects that will be presented really transform, or at least question, the way specialists, the State and users tackle the problem of living conditions? (more…)

Markus Schinwald, BAC, Genève

Exhibition from April 20 to June 3, 2007
Opening on Thursday April 19, 2007 (from 6 pm)

Markus Schinwald (born in Salzburg in 1973 ; lives and works in Vienna) is an artist whose work is protean and has no hierarchy of genres. Inspired by the worlds of fashion, dance or opera, and more broadly by that of entertainment, he moves easily from performance to film, from photography to clothes making. His heelless pumps (Low Heels, 1998) or his snakeskin sneakers (Snakers, 1998) – fetishistic objects par excellence – suggest a subtler conditioning of the body. Markus Schinwald’s universe wavers between that of Lynch, Cronenberg and Chalayan, and the clothes he designs can become instruments of constraint, transform themselves into prosthesis, and even replace the body. This dividing, or dual body, expresses hidden fantasies and brings to the surface the intricacy of our subconscious depth. (more…)

Andreas Dobler
In Deep Ink, BAC, Genève

February 2, 2007 – April 1, 2007
Opening: Thursday February 1, 2007, from 6 pm

The approach of Andreas Dobler (b. 1963, Zurich) is characterized by frequent incursions into varied domains such as fanzine illustration, tie-dye, China ink on paper, hard rock or ambient music, as well as screenwriting for films and the stage. Even though painting remains his favored activity, he is still very much interested in drawing. His universe oscillates between oppressive representations, often borrowed from sci-fi imagery, psychedelic culture, the esthetics of comics, petit bourgeois kitsch or exoticism for tourists.

(more…)

The Missing Evidence

Exhibition from May 26 to September 17, 2006
Opening on Thursday May 25 (Ascension Day), from 6 pm
View of the exhibition <em>The Missing Evidence</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2006. Photo: © Sandra Pointet

View of the exhibition The Missing Evidence

John M Armleder, Marcel Broodthaers, François Curlet, Trisha Donnelly and Pierre Vadi

« Fiction can help to fin both the truth and what if hides. »
Marcel Broodthaers

The Missing Evidence is an exhibition aiming to explore strategies of mystification towards which tend certain artists, playing of their status of creators. It takes to witness the emblematic figure of Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975). The artist, mysteriously gone missing at sea at age of 33, during his performance-trip entitled In the Search of the Miraculous.
This conceptual Dutch artist, whom art was a voyage just as real as metaphorical, chose to cross the Atlantic alone on a sailboat from the United States. Upon his arrival, an exhibition was planned at the Groninger Museum (Holland) to present works realized during his voyage. (more…)

Accrochage des éditions 1995-2005

Exhibition from April 5 to May 6, 2006
KLAT, <em>EVIL TALK</em>, 1999

KLAT, EVIL TALK, 1999

Editions from 1995 to 2005 for the members of Cec

Olivier Mosset (1995) : Sans titre, engraving chisel, black / white;
Fabrice Gygi (1996) : Sans titre, displays, screen color;
Elena Montesinos (1997) : Love it, blotter, plastic bag;
Elke Krystufek (1998) : Economical Love, poster, offset color;
Klat (1999) : EVIL TALK, affiche, sérigraphie noir/blanc;
Alexandre Bianchini (2000) : Sans titre, displays, serigraphy black / white;
Jakob Kolding (2001) : Sans titre, displays, offset black / white;
Karl Holmqvist (2002) : CECI N’EST QU’UNE ILLUSION, plastic bag, screen;
Mai-Thu Perrret (2003) : Sculptures of Pure Self-Expression, series of five ceramics;
No More Lights on My Starguitar (2004) : compilation rock ‘n’ roll performed by Bruno Dürr, vinyl, 33 rpm;
et Christophe Rey (2005) : Washington, color photography.

Marie Velardi
Futurs antérieurs, 20006

Exhibition from February 3 to March 18, 2006
Opening on February 2, 2006, from 6pm
Marie Velardi, <em>Vue 9 (deux eaux)</em>, 2006

Marie Velardi, Vue 9 (deux eaux)

Launching the French and English editions – Future Perfect, 21st Century – recounting the history of the 21st century from anticipatory texts and scenarios.
40 x 500 cm
French and English versions
With the collaboration of Pedro Jiménez Morrás for the translation and Gidon Mead, Frédéric Favre, Céline Mangeat, Francesca Whitman for the rereading.

This edition is presented in the form of a 5-meter-long scroll with a timeline running through it relating the history of the 21st century. (more…)

Christophe Rey
Ocean Bluff

Exhibition from October 28 till December 17, 2005
Opening on October 27, 2005 from 6pm
Christophe Rey presentation of the exhibition at 7.15pm
Christophe Rey, <em>Ocean Bluff</em>, 2005.

Christophe Rey, Ocean Bluff

Christophe Rey is an artist who is particularly interested in photography and its history as well as in the cinema, architecture and literature. His long journeys – preferably across Canada or the United States – have enabled him to build up an extensive photographic archive which provides him with a major source of inspiration for his writing. His texts, often concise, express deep introspection. Yet, without restricting himself to a purely autobiographical approach, the artist’s keen eye goes far beyond mere ‘impressions of a journey’ and is infused with a social, moral or political awareness drawn mostly from the very heart of cities. (more…)

Quelques éditions…

Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites, 2004

Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites

John M. Armleder, gravures, 1992
Monica Bonvicini, Eternmale, 2002
Jakob Kolding, lambda print & Posters, 2001/2003
Mai-Thu Perret, 5 Sculptures of Pure Self-Expression, 2004
Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites, 2004
Heimo Zobernig, Sans titre, 1996

No More Lights On My Starguitar

 Party March 3, 2005 at 18:00
Exhibition from March 4 to April 30, 2005

Presentation of No More Lights On My Starguitar, vinyl, 33 rpm , 12 soundtracks from Albert Angelo (GB), John Armleder (GE), Ana Axpe (GE), Kim Sop Boninsegni (GE), Bruno Dürr (GE), Mossuraya (GE), Yanick Fournier (D), Benoit Guignat (FR), Baron Samedi (Elena Montesinos, C. Daesen and S. Mercier) (CH), Reynols (AR), SPLITt (Jacques Julien & Hugues Reip) (FR), Uusi Fantasia (FI), 1000 copies, edited by Made at Home Records and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2005. This compilation of soundtracks (music, audio pieces) rock’n’roll inspired, gathered by Bruno Dürr, wants to prove wrong the idea always updated and outdated that rock is dead.
On this occasion, the vinyl will be offered to the 2004 members of Cec association.

 

Florian Pumhösl
Héliogravures et film

Opening: October 28 2004, 6pm
Exhibition from October 29 2004 through January 29 2005
Florian Pumhösl, view of the exhibition <em>Héliogravures et film</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2004

Florian Pumhösl, view of the exhibition Héliogravures et film

In one of the last Florian Pumhösl’s movie, Untitled (Mixed Exhibits), images of a deserted city slowly unfold in a strangely timeless mood of expectation, threat and ending. The viewer is taken, by a slide show succession of dissolving images, from the outside walls of a huge fortress to a wild courtyard; in the back a motionless isolated Cyclops sits in semi-obscurity. Led back out to the open, the viewer then finds himself at ground level, in the mist of stone and concrete blocks. He gets transported abruptly from the artificially stone paved winter garden to the outside barren stone yard. Shown in a long barely moving frame, authentic outside stone blocks seem to acquire a sort of mineral density. Their radically motionless material aspect alludes back to the Cyclops, and encloses the viewer into a timeless, frozen like surreal space. (more…)

M/M (Paris)
Pour hoM/Me,
printemps-été 2004

Summer presentation from the 22nd of June to the 25th of September 2004
Opening time : Tues-Fri 2-6 pm / Sa 2-5 pm
Annual closure: from the 26th of July until the 23rd of August 2004
M/M (Paris), view of the exhibition<em>Pour hoM/Me, printemps-été 2004</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2004

M/M (Paris), view of the exhibitionPour hoM/Me, printemps-été 2004

pour hoM/Me, Printemps Été 2004, Serie of 6 posters, silkscreen four colors, 120 x 176 cm, 25 issues of each, coedition Cneai (Chatou/Paris) and Centre d’édition contemporaine Center of contemporary edition (Geneva).

M/M presents a “new” collection of clothes, integral and technoid uniforms. Six models dressed up with integrated tools offering to their owners greater possibilities of communication and autonomy.

Mai-Thu Perret
Love thy sister like thyself

Exhibition from April 9 to June 12, 2004
Opening reception Thursday April 8, 2004, from 6 pm
Mai-Thu Perret, vue de l'exposition <em>Love thy sister like thyself</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2004.

Mai-Thu Perret, vue de l’exposition Love thy sister like thyself

Since 1999, Mai-Thu Perret invents the story of an utopian and autonomous community, situated in New Mexico, which is strictly made up of women. New Ponderosa Year Zero already exists in different forms, those of a text-manifest, diaries, objects produced by this community : furniture, decorative elements, sculptures, clothes and party’s decor as well as events’ residues which testify the existence and the organization of the everyday life of this microsociety. This imaginary world gives the artist the possibility to invent a society, its story and its organization and to project her fantasies, her comments whether they are of a social or political nature, putting together reality and fiction just as her pleases her. This work’s structure allows Mai-Thu Perret to play different roles : artist, director, novelist. More seriously, this is also maybe a way of thinking about the reconstruction of a ethic, a search for lost idealism or a new form of commitment.

Haroutioun Simonian
Performance (à huis clos) & installation vidéo

Opening January 29th from 18:00 at the Centre d’édition contemporaine(cec)
Exhibition from January 30 to March 27, 2004
open Tuesday to Friday from 14h to 18h and Saturday from 14h to 17h
Haroutioun Simonian, view of the exhibition, cec, 2004

Haroutioun Simonian, view of the exhibition, cec, 2004

Harutyun Simonian (lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia) will present at the cec, video testimony of a performance achieved in camera and previously transformed into a private theater, a sort of black box whose interior coated with vaseline is made impassable. This action between body art and dance, put the artist in a constant imbalance, always at the limit of the fall.

This body is loss of balance Harutyun Simonian use it as a metaphor and comment on the disorientation both political, cultural and identity, consequential moral vacuum left by the end of the Soviet authoritarian political system.

Filière papier – Filière expo

Exhibition from October 31, 2003 to January 17, 2004
Opening Thursday October 30, 2003, from 6 PM
View of the exhibition <em>Paper field - exhibition Field</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2003

View of the exhibition Paper field – exhibition Field

In order to pursue our investigation into the field of the multiple and to consider it as a field of experimentation and test site, this year we have chosen to shift our perspective towards objects that straddle the border between the artistic and commercial systems. Throughout 2003 we have been showcasing publications that operate outside the constraints of traditional channels of distribution and communication, with multiples such as posters and portfolios, fanzines, Xerox books, newspapers and free magazines, distributed – before or after the exhibition – by hand, through the mail, or in public places such as bars, stores, galleries, art centers and museums, … (more…)

Monica Bonvicini
Accrochage de l’édition
Eternmale

From September to October 2003
Monica Bonvicini, <em>Eternmale</em>, cec, 2002

Monica Bonvicini, Eternmale, CEC, 2002

Hanging 13 copies of the edition of Monica Bonvicini, Eternmale, 2002

Finger No. 12
conventions/
Konventionen/
conventions

Exhibition at the centre d’édition contemporaine (cec), from May 23 to July 19, 2003
Opening Thursday, May 22, 2003, from 6 pm
View of the exhibition Finger No. 12 <em>conventions/Konventionen/conventions</em>, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2003

View of the exhibition Finger No. 12 conventions/Konventionen/conventions

A collaboration between finger (artist collective based in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany) and three graduating students – Aurélien Gamboni, Sloane Huguenin and Marion Ronca – from the CCC critical curatorial cybermedia postgraduate program of the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts HES-Genève, and the centre d’édition contemporaine.

finger was founded in 1998. The group, composed today of four artists, Martin Brandt, Florian Haas, Claudia Hummel and Andreas Wolf, aims to undertake research in the form of “fieldwork”: mediating actions and alternative realizations which are later regularly documented in their eponymous publication.
A platform for discussion and exchange between artists and authors, finger deals with exhibitions, conferences and publications touching on the new phenomena, whether unconscious, popular, individual or more general which traverse contemporary society, at the level of the everyday, the local and the city, but also through larger economic, social and cultural movements: globalization, immigration, political and social conflicts, new technologies… (more…)

Jakob Kolding

Exhibition from march the 28th to may the 10th, 2003
Opening march the 27th, from 6 pm
Jakob Kolding, view of the exhibition, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève, 2003

Jakob Kolding, view of the exhibition

Editions
Posters, artist’s publication,briefcase with 18 folded prints, streetview photos of the posters, several texts in french/english : an artist’ text, a selection of past projects’ texts, a text of Doreen Massey, geographer, french translations of posters’ texts, 21 x 29,7 cm, offset, black/white, on paper couché demi-mat blanc 115 gm2, briefcase couché semi mat white 300 gr, 22 x 30,5 cm, 700 copies, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2003.

Poster, offset, black/white, on paper affiche couché blanc brillant, 135 gm2, 60 x 84 cm, 700 copies, unnumbered, undated and unfirmed, edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, 2003. (more…)

Amy O’Neill et Emmanuel Piguet
Dm-melkenburg

From January 30 until March 7, 2003

Presentation of Amy O’Neill’s (US/GE) and Emmanuel Piguet’s (GE) edition: dm-melkenburg (death match-melkenburg) realized within the 2001 Prize of the CEC. This edition is in reality a virtual one, consisting of a computer card with a fighting game to be played in networks or on the internet. The environment of the game reconstitutes the death row of an American prison.

LIST
OF
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Complete list
of exhibitions
(pdf)
(1989—2020)
 


2020

Metallica
artgenève
Fabian Marti
Such a Good Girl


2019

Open accrochage, editions
of
The CEC at P.A.G.E.S. Salon du livre d’artiste et de l’imprimé contemporain, Genève
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

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