Thursday, May 25th 2023, from 6:30 pm
Laurence Bonvin and Yann Chateigné Tytelman present their “Before publication”.
From 6:30 pm, presentation of the « Before publications » by
شالي (shali), Before publication 7, ed. of the CEC, 2022
Yann Chateigné Tytelman
Blackout, Before publication 10, ed. of the CEC, 2023
Dirty dirty desire, RM, 2023, track by Pony Pride, released on activeRat
Followed by a listening session of Joyfully Waiting
I wanna say a word (extrait), 1:55’’, 2023, Maëlle Gross
Spiral Spirit (Série Moon Motet), 3:28, 2022, Galaxia Wang
Untitled (in rage), 10:45’’, 2021, Deborah Joyce Holman & Yara Dulac Gisler
Desert Wind, 2022, 4:25, Hélène Fauquet
Sand, 2020, 11:50, Alexandre Joly
This event is organized in collaboration with Joyfully Waiting
The evening presentation and the “carte blanche” for Joyfully Waiting are supported by the City of Geneva and the Nicati – de Luze Foundation.
Thursday, 15th September 2022, 7pm
Paul Bernard presents his publication at the CEC as part of the Nuit des Bains (6-9pm).
« Guy would never have done that. » Debord Curator, Before publication 9, brochure, 44 pages – single booklet, 17,2 × 23,5 cm, offset, stapled binding – published in the Before publication collection, which gathers the pre-publications of authors’ texts or artists’ inserts, which will appear regularly and as a preview before the final publication, L’Effet papillon II (second volume of L’Effet papillon, 1989 – 2007, catalogue of the Centre d’édition contemporaine published in 2008). Graphic design: Niels Wehrspann, Lausanne. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, 2022. ISBN: 978-2-9701369-7-2
Paul Bernard is director of Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel/Bienne.
In 2018, the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Genève (MAMCO) presented Die Welt als Labyrinth, an exhibition devoted to the early years of the Situationist International (S.I) and the various movements it derived from. Conscious of the complexity of such a project, we began to work on it a year earlier, setting up a curatorial committee (composed of Lionel Bovier, Gérard Berréby, Julien Fronsacq, John M Armleder, Mai-Thu Perret, Swana Pilhatsch-Morenz and Luca Bochicchio) which enabled us to quickly get in touch with a network of specialists. For my part, I was able to travel to Paris, Albissola, Prato, Venice, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Silkeborg in the space of a year to meet collectors, historians, curators and artists who were more or less directly related to the S.I. Nearly all of these meetings were fascinating, supportive and even downright enjoyable. But there were a few condescending grimaces from people who found our project to be deplorable. How indeed to conceive an exhibition about the Situationists without distorting the meaning of their action?
From the first paragraph of Paul Bernard’s text, “Guy would never have done that.” Debord Curator, Before publication 9, ed. CEC, 2022
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.
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
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
November 5, 2011, at 6.30pm
Philippe Decrauzat, Trois films photographiés – A 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 Continue reading “Philippe Decrauzat
Book Launch c/o Motto Zürich”
January 20, 2011, from 6pm
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.
Presentation from December 16, 2010
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.
January 23, 2009, at 8pm
Section 7 Books bookshop presented by castillo/corrales, rue Rébeval 65, 75019 Paris
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).
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. Continue reading “Presentation of
L’Effet papillon, 1989-2007
at Maison de la poésie, Basel”
13 May 1994 in the evening
Presentation of the edition offered to the members of 1994 of the Centre, Version #1 (performance, music, decor and bar)
Alexandre Bianchini – Huber Mean, Vinyl, Version # 1, 12’’ maxi record, A and B side, sound mixing of a text and of various styles of music (jazz and acid jazz), edition of 300. Edition of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine, Geneva, 1994.
Edition offered to the members of 1994 of the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine association.
Presentation 24, 25 and 26 May 1993 at 20:30
Presentation of films shot by Gerry Schum under its Fernseh und Videogalerie. In collaboration with Simon Lamunière, artist and curator, Geneva.
Gerry Schum has made several series of films as part of its project Fernseh Gallery / Television Gallery, which aimed to create links between the confined space of the art gallery and television. From 1969, Gerry Schum shot several short films with major artists affiliated to Land Art, to Arte Povera or to conceptual art. These films are not documentaries on the work of these artists, but autonomous works. (Véronique Bacchetta, extract from the press release)