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Daniel Gustav Cramer

November 14, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the next exhibition

Seven Works by Daniel Gustav Cramer at the gallery on November 15th – December 21th, 2013.

Opening show November 15th, 2013 at 6.oo – 9.00 pm.

Seven works for seven works or groups of works positioned in space.

Photographs, sculptures and text works appear as fragments of a composition of the exhibition’s narrative form, creating a space/time-frame pending between fixedness and fluidity.

The obvious beauty of the images and their poetic dimension, like that of the texts, is evident but we should not reduce Daniel Gustav Cramer ‘s work just to this poetic dimension; we must reinstate its conceptual dimension,accentuated by the use of primary forms and almost abstract imagery.

Over and above what there is to see and read, is an issue of representation and its diversity being raised here, like an experience in looking and perceiving.

If the etymology of the word “representation” describes “the action of re-placing before someone’s eyes”, which tends to give representation a restrictive definition, Daniel Gustav Cramer’s work strives, on the contrary, to confront and question its different forms.

1 bird seagull

© Daniel-Gustav Cramer Bird, 2013




                                                      © Rebecca Fanuele,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 


Please contact us for more information.


April 12, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the upcoming exhibition at the gallery on 12th April -22th  May, 2013.

Opening show 12th April at 6pm-9pm


Ulises Carrion SONNET (S) 1972

Michalis Pichler OTHER SONNET (S) 2009-(ongoing)

This vis-à-vis would be the occasion to bring face the artist’s publication “SONNET(S)” by Ulises Carrion, 1072 and “OTHER SONNET” by Michalis Pichler, here in particular “THIRTYSIX LITHOGRAPHED SONNETS”,2009.

In 1972, Ulises Carrion produced his first artist’s book “SONNET (S)” which consists of a 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled ” Hearts Compass”. Using the langage like a material, Carrion writes Rossetti’s poem over and over again on a typewritter, in slighthly different versions.

Michalis Pichler, a Berlin-based experimental writter, artist and publisher, in a similar approach, created 44 new variations produced and published a book titled “SOME MORE SONNET(S)” – and on the last page of this book announced a multitude of OTHER SONNET’S), mostly imaginary. In an ongoing process, Pichler produced some of them, like “THIRTYSIX LITHOGRAPHED SONNET(S)” which the title give the form in an interaction between what we are reading and what we are seeing, changing words in a visual way, even “sculptural” like a materialization of the language”.

Vis-à Vis-2

February 22, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the following exhibition 


Walking Beside the River

 Hamish Fulton Walking Beside the River Vechte, 1998 / Annaea Lockwood A sound Map of the Hudson River, 1982

 at the gallery on 22th February – 22th March, 2013

Thanks to Anne-Laure Chamboisier

Reading dance au Cneai

February 5, 2013



Du 02-02-2013 AU 21-04-2013


Avec: Leonor Antunes, Pablo Bronstein, Remy Charlip, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Yann Serandour, Johannes Wohnseifer, Erwin Wurm. En 1944, Bruno Munari (1907-1998) réalise une série d’images intitulées “Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda” (À la recherche du confort dans un fauteuil inconfortable), laquelle sera publiée la première fois et la même année dans la revue Domus (Domus 202/ Octobre 1944) afin d’illustrer un article qu’il consacre, avec humour, à la prolifération des formes d’assises et à leur inconfort.





Pablo Bronstein

February 2, 2013

Christophe  Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the following exhibition  Bibliothéque des Arts Décoratifs

Pablo Bronstein Ecusson de serrure

February 14 – April 18, 2013.

Opening show February 14 at 6pm – 9pm

Jockum Nordström

February 1, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery has the pleasure to inform you that our latest edition by Jockum Nordström is included in the current exhibition of the artist’s work at the Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art (Villeneuve d’Ascq).

This is the first exhibit of Nordström’s work in France, and can be seen from February 16 – May 16, 2013.


   By and To Jockum, 2011


Richard Prince / Artist’s books 1981-2012

January 9, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the following exhibition : Richard Prince /Artist’s books 1981-2012


 at the Bela Editions Gallery, Bruxelles

on 24th January – 3th March 2013.


prince new




January 9, 2013

Christophe Daviet-Thery would be delighted to welcome you to the following exhibition 


À géometrie variable

 Peter Downsbrough Two lines, a piece for tape, 1994 / Roman Signer Action avec une bicyclette et papier, 1991

 at the gallery on 10th January – 10th February, 2013