Jean-Luc Manz Notebooks (1989–2014). Julie Enckell Julliard (Ed.). Musée Jenisch, JRP Ringier

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, drawing on August 24th, 2015
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Jean-Luc Manz’s paintings, which he has been making since 1977, could be described as geometric abstractions. However, they share very little with the Swiss Concrete art tradition. They refer instead to the practices of John M Armleder and Helmut Federle. Their geometric vocabulary is infused with expressive stances and appropriation, as if they wanted to recreate, through the act of painting, a relationship with the world. Manz’s notebooks, published here for the first time in this 1,000-page volume, prove that his compositions are anchored in a system of correspondence with the art of the past—from Islamic decorative art to Egyptian memories, everyday encounters, and his personal life.


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Pierrette Bloch. (Retrospective monograph). JRP-Ringier. Musée Jenisch

Posted in art, drawing on February 19th, 2014
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Born in 1928, Swiss artist Pierrette Bloch has been active in the field of postwar abstraction and contemporary drawing since the 1950s. A student of Henri Goetz and André Lhote, she developed a corpus of drawings, collages, and three-dimensional pieces whose key principles are an economy of means (ink, paper, mesh, and horsehair), the use of primary forms (dots, curls, and lines) and seriality, and the reduction to black and white.

For this first complete monograph dedicated to Pierrette Bloch’s practice from the 1950s to the 1980s, the editor of the book and Musée Jenisch diretor Julie Enckell Julliard has invited contributions from an international panel of authors and art critics including Catherine de Zegher, Pamela M. Lee, and Philippe Piguet. Their essays address the different components of the artist’s work, from a very attentive approach to her drawing practice to a reflection on her position within art history. A complete biographical essay by Laurence Schmidlin concludes the book.

Edited by Julie Enckell Julliard. Author(s): Julie Enckell Julliard, Pamela M. Lee, Nicolas Muller, Philippe Piguet, Laurence Schmidlin, Catherine de Zegher

English / French
November 2013
ISBN: 978-3-03764-329-7
Hardcover, 280 x 270 mm
180 pages
Images 80 color / 36 b/w

Published with Musée Jenisch, Vevey (Switzerland).

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