Saturday June 25th at 6pm, delpire & co invites you to the bookshop for a series of meetings and launches as part of its “A Garden of books” program. Bienvenue !
delpire & co is pleased to welcome artist Charlott Markus and art director Hans Gremmen, founder of Fw:Books, for a discussion about their joint work in the making of the book Some Things Bleak, launched in Paris on this occasion.
They will discuss their way of working and the creative paths they took to think and realize this artist’s book.
Some Things Bleak is a work that questions seeing or not seeing, gender, social class and climate issues, a work about representation and reproduction. A vehicle for perception and gathering.
Following an artist residency in Japan in the spring of 2019, Markus felt a need for silence and contemplation. Intuitively, she built a forest setting in her studio, and began a process of photographic creation. It all began with a found tarpaulin ; the kind of blue tarp commonly seen in Japan, which often reveals itself to be the roof of a homeless person upon closer inspection. Using the sun as the only source of light, plants were photographed through the weave, resulting in images that appeared to be at sea, underwater or floating in a blue sky. Yet it is only a piece of blue woven plastic that hides what is right in front of us. It blocks our view and hides the natural. A deception. An illusion.
Some Things Bleak is a poetic summary of the artist’s thoughts and layered methodology; simultaneously, the work highlights intersectional viewpoints in the metaphor of the printing process.
This publication is a true artist’s work. A hardcover that contains loose sheets, all folded into separate folders, which can be removed and used as separate artworks. Three colors give the publication its identity, white, black and blue, which are combined in the two choices of paper and in the different layers of ink, transparent or opaque.
This conversation is organized with the support of Atelier Néerlandais.
Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s book of the same name, Je déballe ma bibliothèque is a proposal about the library as a place of meeting, dialogue and confrontation of knowledge.
Christophe Daviet-Théry conceived a mobile library in echo to the nomadic object that is the book. During his wanderings, and at the invitation of festivals or institutions, the bibliophile collector unpacks a selection of works according to a precise theme.
For this eighth iteration, this new unpacking at delpire & co is articulated around the notion of displacement with works by Amish Fulton, Annea Lockwood and Richard Long…
The bookstore presents a series of newly edited pieces by Ruth Van Beek, Takashi Homma, Ola Rindal, and launches Pierre Hourquet’s fanzine, My Garden, published by Serpent Press.