Saturday August 25: Jérémie Gindre + Alvaro Urbano
Jérémie Gindre, “Ric Rac & Sandwichsm” – an illustraded reading of two publications by the artist
Jérémie Gindre presents an illustrated reading of two of his last publications: “Ric Rac” (Chert+Motto) – a comic book adaptation of artworks about floods, landslides and swamps – and “Sandwichsm” (Rollo Press), an encyclopedic road trip that follows the tracks of whale watching, minimalism drawing, rock moving and lobster eating.
Multi-lingual compatible! (reading in French with German and English subtitles, plus many illustrations)
On the same evening, presented by Chert: opening of the outdoor exhibition by Alvaro Urbano
“Utopias are for Birds”
Utopia is a non-place, a good-place. Utopia is defined as an idyllic society with a legal system and socio-political ideals, a society living in harmony, between geographical dislocation and intellectual positivism. Many have been and will be, the failed attempts to reach that model.
Utopias are for Birds is based on a collection of utopian projects: architectural ideas that could not be carried out because of financial or constructional unfeasibility, leaving only drawings and diagrams for posterity.
The different birds’ nests are reproductions of drawings by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Archigram, Superstudio, Yona Friedman and others. Placed amongst the architecture of the building where the gallery is located, the works create a path from the street outside to the courtyards.
August 25th / Until winter comes
In the afternoon Motto will display items for sale in the courtyard, up to 60% off. Books, Magazines, back issues, display copies, back list titles. We need space to display new arrivals this fall and have worked a large selection of items that need to go! (START 2PM)