Captures éditions

To mark the exhibition La Bibliothèque grise – ch. 4, “Objets parlants”, the Digressions series is welcoming a presentation of the exhibition via transcription of a is a record of conversation between researchers, art critics, educationists, agronomists and artists. During a meal organised by Jérôme Dupeyrat and Laurent Sfar, discussion revolved around an investigation into the agro-ecological transition, summed up on a tablecloth-publication and a dinner service presented during the exhibition at La Ferme du Buisson.

Digressions

Initiated in 2017 by Julie Pellegrin and the Centre for Contemporary Art team in collaboration with Captures éditions, Digressions is a series of interviews (bilingual French / English) that accompanies the programme. Through conversations with guest artists, the notebooks give behind the scenes access and bear witness to reflections, research, methodologies and sometimes the doubts and the trial and error that feed the working process. By giving a voice to artists, the entire collection brings out very singular voices that resonate with each other and explore shared questions around the performance and creation of exhibitions, the physical and political engagement and the decompartmentalization of disciplines.

For each issue, the colour of the cover paper is changed, with or without embossing, to distinguish the publication in relation to each artistic project. The inside pages are printed in one pantone tone and the switch to English language materializes in a double page image drawn from research work. Postcards from the exhibitions are printed and inserted randomly into the notebooks like bookmarks. Claire Moreux’s elegant and dynamic layout follows the meanders of reflection by inviting the reader to navigate, literally, through the text.

Biographies

Since 2015, Jérôme Dupeyrat and Laurent Sfar have been working on a joint art project titled La Bibliothèque grise [The Grey Library]. At the same time each has been following up personal projects that fuel their collaborative interests.

Laurent Sfar’s practice has two main focuses: publication of the Ex-libris series of artist’s books offering visualisations of such literary texts as George Perec’s La disparition [A Void], Charles Nodier’s Moi-même [I Myself] and Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland; and installations in public spaces including the forest of Sénart, the National Theatre in Belfort and the Palace of Versailles gardens.

Initially a researcher, art critic and exhibition curator, Jérôme Dupeyrat has a particular interest in the connections between art, publishing, the media and education. Since 2010 he has also worked on numerous projects with artists and graphic designers like Laurence Cathala, David Coste, officeabc (Brice Domingues and Catherine Guiral) and Laurent Sfar.

Authors: Jérôme Dupeyrat / Laurent Sfar
With Michel Duru, agronomist, former research director at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAE) Toulouse; Sandra Foltz, artist and teacher; Nathalie Leleu, art historian; Lise Lerichomme, artist and lecturer at the Jules Verne University of Picardy; Cécile Poblon, director of the BBB art centre in Toulouse; Yvan Poulain, former director of La Cuisine art centre in Nègrepelisse and director of the art library, Espaces d’Art Contemporain in Caen and Marie-Hélène Robin, agronomist and lecturer at the Purpan School of Engineering in Toulouse

36 pages
21,5 x 13,5 cm
Postcard
French / english
Autors: Jérôme Dupeyrat / Laurent Sfar
With Michel Duru, agronomist, former research director at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAE) Toulouse; Sandra Foltz, artist and teacher; Nathalie Leleu, art historian; Lise Lerichomme, artist and lecturer at the Jules Verne University of Picardy; Cécile Poblon, director of the BBB art centre in Toulouse; Yvan Poulain, former director of La Cuisine art centre in Nègrepelisse and director of the art library, Espaces d’Art Contemporain in Caen and Marie-Hélène Robin, agronomist and lecturer at the Purpan School of Engineering in Toulouse
Graphic design: Claire Moreux
Publisher: Captures éditions / Ferme du Buisson
General editor: Valérie Cudel
Editorial coordination : Céline Bertin
Copyeditor: Sophie Streefkerk  
English translation: John Tittensor

ISBN : 978-2-491549-05-3
1 issue = 6,00 €
3 issues = 13,50 €
6 issues = 27,00 €
9 issues = 40,50 €
6 postcards = 3,00 €




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