Archive for July, 2013

Reading Dance at Gallery Antoine Levi

July 11, 2013


Daniel Jacoby, Sans titre, 2013, 81 x 54 cm – 250 copies –

co-edition with Gallery Antoine Levi.

Price: 10 euros

  Reading Dance

– A proposal by Christophe Daviet-Thery

Leonor Antunes, Remy Charlip, Daniel Jacoby, Bruno Munari, Yann Sérandour, Erwin Wurm

11 July – 10 August 2013

Opening Thursday 11 July 2013, 18h00

In the 202 October 1944 issue of the magazine DOMUS, italian designer Bruno Munari was introdcting Ricerca della comodità su una poltrona scomoda (Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable armchair), a consideration around the exponential increase of armchairs’ typologies against their proportional lacking of practicality. The short writing was illustrated with a series of photographs in which Munari himself is immortalized just as finding a comfortable position so to read on an extensed seat armchair.

Precisely refering to this series of images, Remy Charlip (1929-2012)- artist, choreographer and illustrator for children books- realize one his Air Mail Dances (choreographical partitions sent on postcards), entitled Dancein a wing chair/Danse dans un fauteuil (Reading Dance), depicting a character caught up with the search for an ideal reading position, as a dancer following a choreography.

With the same attitude that has been bringing Remy Charlip to reply to Bruno Munari, Christophe Daviet-Thery, bookseller and publisher, has been inviting Leonor Antunes, Pablo Bronstein, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Yann Sérandour, Erwin Wurm(co-published with the Cneai) in turn to create a second-reading from Munari’s reflection.

Reading Dance – A proposal by Christophe Daviet-Thery is the story of those interpretive dialogues, to which Daniel Jacoby has been joingning: upon a choreography for images executed by a dancer around a motorcycle seat, Jaconby has extracted then reproduced two images on a two-sided poster. The dancer adapts her body to the anatomy of the object that, isolated from its original context, becomes a design item and a spatial benchmark at the same time.

On the occasion of the exhibition, two other pictures have been printed and posted in large scale format as billboards on the gallery’s walls.

Galerie Antoine Levi
44, rue Ramponeau
F-75020 Paris




Bye Bye Ducks and Drakes ! (Ricochets) at Villa du Parc Annemasse

July 6, 2013

Bye Bye Ducks and Drakes ! (Ricochets)- Curator Garance Chabert

A proposed publication by Christophe Daviet-Thery focus on Bruno Munari with Leonor Antunes, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Yann Sérandour, Johannes Wohnseifer, Erwin Wurm  ( co-edition with the Cneai)et Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher.(co-edition with La Villa du Parc)

The “Two for Tea” season devoted to various forms of artistic collaboration will close with a summer show that extends and enrichies the experiments that were at work in the earlier shows of the series.

Indeed, a good many ricochets are to be expected. Echoes between works, references harking back to subjectively chosen historical sources, reminiscences of past displays – such elements form independent presentations at the Villa.

And since the run of the earlier show wasn’t enough to transform them, the spring landscape of Thu Van Tran will continue to fade away on the veranda throughout the summer. Their alomost imperceptible diminshing is microred by a video piece by Estefania Penafiel Loaiza in which a mysterious gesture of erasure brings with it a new apparition.

Because certain friendships and complicities sometimes spark that desire to do art together, a work from the collection of MAMCO jointly created by Philippe Decrauzat and Stéphane Dafflon will also be on display, continuing the dialog between two artists that was first undertaken last winter by Aurélien Mole and Julien Tiberi. Moreover, to reshuffle the cards in terms of how the art is displayed, and following on the heels of the many joint works inspired by the “Sir Thomas Trope” show, the Villa is pleased to present a project that Christophe Daviet-Thery has developped around the publication in poster form of an article by Bruno Munari “Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair” which was first published in Domus in 1944. Pther artists have leapt to the occasion with their reactions and original pieces. The latest effort to date is three silkscreens by a pair of Swiss artists, the duo Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher, in a joint production with the Villa done especially for this show.

Opening show  20th July at 5pm to 28th September 2013.

Special thanks to Laetitia Chauvin 


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