Christophe Daviet-Thery has the pleasure to present his following edition
Koppel-Vortrag: Keimzelle, 2015
Allan Kaprow. Posters, 2014
Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) is considered to be the founding father of the Happening, of Environments and Activities: terms that he continued to redefine throughout his career.
With a wide selection of images, this publication, designed by Coline Sunier and Charles Mazé, documents Kaprow’s posters, a lesser-known side of his work, produced between 1953 for his first show at the Hansa Gallery, New York and 1996 at Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal.
Most of these posters were designed by Allan Kaprow and are characterized by their aesthetic quality, the earliest ones in particular a combination of hand-lettered text and drawings and the later ones of photographs and typographic text in a minimalist style.
More than merely advertising Happenings or Activities, these posters act as scores/tools for the participants to the Happenings and as everyday objects that blur the boundaries between art and life.
Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) was an American artist who is perhaps best known for his work 18 Happenings in 6 Parts that took place at the Reuben Gallery in New York in 1959. In 1958 he wrote an essay, “The Legacy of Jackson Pollock,” that became an essential text for understanding the development of his work and indeed the entire Sixties performance art scene: “Pollock, as I see him, left us at the point where we must become preoccupied with and even dazzled by the space and objects of our everyday life, either our bodies, clothes, rooms, or, if need be, the vastness of Forty-second Street. Not satisfied with the suggestion through paint of our other senses, we shall utilize the specific substances of sight, sound, movements, people, odors, touch.”
01.72 Christophe Daviet-Thery,Daniel Gustav Cramer, SALTS Basel, Samuel Leuenberger, 2014.
This two part publication has been released in March 2014 on the occasion of the exhibitions “O1-72” by Daniel Gustav Cramer at SALTS, Basel.
It consists of an artist’s book, giving more insight into the project and a reader with texts from Quinn Latimer, Kirsty Bell and an interview with the artist.
29,5 x 21 cm – 14 pages
Price: 18 euros
Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s publications 1981-2014
Published by &: Christophe Daviet-Thery & Viaindustriae
Catalogue of the eponym’s exhibition at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, 23 June – 26 Auguste 2012 ans at &: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, 26 October – 20 December 2012
Essays: ” Do Androids dream about Kindles” by Vincent Pecoil, “American/English” by Yann Sérandour
Bibliographical notes: Francine Delaigle
Design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince’s work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the ” ghost” of the missing books.
Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one. This fervor is visible in The Good Life of American/ English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.
1 volume – 208 pages- illust in colour -16 x 11,5 cm
Edition of 1000 copies.
Price: 25 euros
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Hors d’oeuvres, 2014
Scrennprints by Sarah Shebaro, Brooklyn Binding by Clara Gevaert, Brussels.
55,9 x 50,9 cm – 8 pages.
Edition of 25 copies numbered and signed by the artist + 7 A.P + 4 H.C
Published by christophe daviet-thery, Paris.
Price upon request.
Four proposals for changing bulletin 72 (1) (2) (3) (4), 2011
Edition of 25 signed and numbered copies
4 offsets prints, 21 x 29,7 cm.
Price upon request.
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Ommage à la recherche du temps perdu, du côté de chez Swann.
“Erasing the work of Marcel Proust In search of lost time, according to a strict protocol, is my artistic approach.To the rythm of a daily page, a necessary constraint, I rease with an ink rubber, in the white collection of Gallimard, a series of the seven volumes of this novel.It is a long-term work, a slow, meticulous and methodical progress for which it is possible to determine the date of archievement accurately. To this obsessive minimal gesture, simple act of presence, is added the necessity to reedit progressively the proustien work in its blurred version, according to the division into chapters wanted by the author. Moreover, the printing of the ruined text-scattered letters-, solitary syllabes, fragments entirely legibile words, snatches of sentences and even scraps of thoughts-from the semi random result of a free mixture of spontaneous choices”
Exhibition catalogue ” I hate Paul Klee” (Ed Snoeck)
Price: 28 euros
In september 2009, Christophe Daviet-Thery invited the swiss collector Christoph Schifferli to curate an exhibition at his gallery. The show was called “Books on Books” and presented 26 artists’ books that are, in some way or another, about books or their representation.
The same year, in december 2009, Christophe Daviet-Thery asked to Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié to take care of the catalog even if this book works independently from the exhibition. He invited Jonathan Monk and Yann Sérandour to have a conversation about 12 books: Bruce Nauman, Burning Small Fires, 1968 – Richard Prince, American English, London: Sadie Coles HQ and Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2003 – Wade Guyton, Zeichnungen für ein grosse Bild, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2010 – Jonathan Monk, Cover Version, London: Book Works, 2004 – Mike Kelley, Reconstructed History, New York: Thea Weistreich and Cologne: Gisela Capitain, 1990 – Allen Ruppersberg, The New Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Brussels: Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier and Ljubljana: International Centre of Graphic Arts, 2003 – Claude Closky, Vacances à Arcachon, Paris: Editions Galerie Jennifer Flay, 2000 – Alejandro Cesarco, Dedications, New York: A.R.T Press, 2003 – Martin Kippenberger, The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s Amerika. Tisch Nr 3, Sankt Georgen: Sammlung Grässling, 1993 – Matt Mullican, Matt Mullican, Valenvia: IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, 1995 – Batia Suter, Parallel Encyclopedia, Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2009 – Yann Sérandour, Inside the White Cube: Overprinted Edition, Zurich : JRP Ringier, 2009.