Art / Book
Days / Paris
Espace Topographie de l'Art
15, rue de Thorigny
Performance reading with Jim Dine at
During three days, ABC Days brings together in an intimate space in Paris twelve European publishers and libraries, prefiguring an annual fair dedicated to the artist's book.
A series of lectures and conversations with the exhibiting publishers and various screenings will enliven the ABC Days in order to open a dialogue with the audience and enrich the reflection on the artist's book.
On this occasion, mfc-michèle didier will be presenting the books by three American artists: Leigh Ledare, Allan McCollum and Jim Shaw.
Artwork consisting of 3 volumes, Double Bind is created from two series of photographs taken during two successive photoshoots. The artist questions the notion of intimacy in comparison with a selection of images extracted from popular iconography.
The Book of Shapes is a major art work consisting of two volumes. This work identifies the forms and the creative system behind the famous Shapes from the Shapes Project.
Dream Object Book is the only testimony of the imaginary miniature exhibition made by Jim Shaw before he destroyed his scale model museum in 2007. But in the second part of the book, it is also the catalogue raisonné of the series of Dream Objects.
Fantasy and reality are here brought together.