Reading Dance at Gallery Antoine Levi


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




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