Philippe Thomas — AB (1978-1980)
Past: April 29 → May 31, 2014
The exhibition Philippe Thomas: AB (1978 — 1980), curated by Émeline Jaret, present AB, a multifaceted work that exists both as an evolving display of adhesive vinyl letters as well as a tapuscript. AB will cover both aspects, the one as first shown during its first exhibition at Mixage International de Caen in 1978 and the other as a tapuscript consisting of 41 pages. This AB exhibition, unreleased since 1980, the year of its last presentation, will be completed by a rich array of documents from the Fonds Philippe Thomas conserved at the Kandinsky Library (Centre Pompidou, Paris).
AB is a relatively less famous work but nonetheless of pivotal importance in the development of the artist’s work. Émeline Jaret stresses how “it is the missing link in Philippe Thomas’ chronology” in her text AB: a first glance.
For more information on the exhibition or to read the text AB: a first glance, please click here
Opening Saturday, April 26, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
La réception de l’Œuvre de Philippe Thomas — Parole aux artistes
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6 PM → 8 PM
The roundtable will be punctuated by 4 successive interventions, each of which will cast a new light on Philippe Thomas’ work by the singular way of thinking. The speakers will discuss subjects such as fiction, mass, conference-performance, the name of the artist and his signature and the photography of exhibitions, each according to their field of expertise.
66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth
T. 01 71 27 34 41
Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 7 PM
Other times by appointment