Anti-Vision — Revues, livres d’artistes et documents imprimés
Revues, livres d’artistes et documents imprimés
Past: May 17 → July 12, 2014
“Why not reconstruct one’s inability to see?” asks Robert Smithson in his famous article “Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatán”, published by the magazine Artforum in September 1969. The exhibition Anti-vision will use this question as common thread through a selection of publications and artists’ books extracted from the BLOOM collection, founded in 2013.
The complete series of Artforum issues where Robert Smithson published eight important articles, before his accidental death in 1973, will introduce the question on the “anti-vision” and the “negative vision” which has guided several different artistic strategies since the late 1960’s. The exhibition presents a collection of artists’ books, posters, printed documents, and exhibitions’ catalogues, including rare pieces sought-after by the bibliophiles.
Artists : John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Robert Cumming, Robert Heineken, Douglas Huebler, Peter Hutchinson, Mike Kelley, Tom Marioni, Robert Morris, Richard Prince, Group Material, Robert Smithson, Philippe Thomas…
BLOOM has been founded in Paris by Guillaume Leingre in 2013. Specialised in books and magazines dedicated to art and photography, BLOOM offers at the same time ancient and contemporary pieces of work as well as a consulting services for collectors and museums.
Curators : Guillaume Leingre and Alexandre Quoi
Opening Saturday, May 17, 2014 6 PM → 10 PM
Play Braille Performance Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM
A performance of “Play Braille”, proposed by Guillaume Leingre (Bloom). Three white volumes. Monochromes. A bunny. Pliable pages. Thousands of points. Play Boy USA in braille. The milky way. Blind spots. Apparently identical pages. Images ? Swimming costumes ? Naked girls ? Guys ?
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