Peter Downsbrough : The book(s) 1968-2010


Architecture, photography

Peter Downsbrough : The book(s) 1968-2010

Past: September 10 → November 5, 2011

On the occasion of the publication of the book: “Peter Downsbrough: The Book(s) 1968-2010”, Florence Loewy’s Bookstore organizes a retrospective exhibition, to discover or rediscover the work of this conceptual artist, who, since 1968 onwards, has published some 85 books. Peter Downsbrough belongs to the first generation of artists such as, Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and Allan Ruppersberg, who use the book as a real medium.

Peter Downsbrough considers the book as a volume, a space, using words as tools, combining them with a wide variety of graphic elements (lines, punctuation marks, plans, and maps), to constantly create new configurations. Very architectured, from the beginning, his work focuses mainly on the status of location and on the implication of locating something in relation to space and time.

The ensemble presented here, collected over the past twenty years, gives a true understanding of not only the importance of the book in the artist’s oeuvre, but also its perpetual renewal and enrichment, starting from what one might call a basic vocabulary.

Special thank to Kaatje Cusse.

Florence Loewy Gallery
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Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

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The artist

  • Peter Downsbrough