musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux
<- Wednesday 29 March 2017 ->

• 29 March 2017 - 9:30 am > 7 pm



With Professor Leszek Brogowski (University of Rennes 2, Éditions Incertain Sens), Ami Clarke (Banner Repeater, London) & Arnaud Desjardin (The Everyday Press, London), Karen Di Franco (University of Reading/Tate Britain, UK), Zanna Gilbert (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles) and Polly Gregson (writer and independent researcher).

Will also be present Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion, David Mayor and Terry Wright (former members of Beau Geste Press).

With a performance by Aiste Noreikaite and Zoë Dowlen invited by David Mayor.



As part of the exhibition that it is devoting to the independent publishing house Beau Geste Press from 2 February to 28 May 2017, the CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux is organising a Study Day on Wednesday 29 March.

Devised by the curator of the exhibition, Alice Motard, this event will posit Beau Geste Press as a model of artistic production, reproduction and dissemination that anticipated the Internet. It will open with a synoptic presentation of the history of this publishing house active in the 1970s (including its protagonists, characteristics, technical equipment and operating methods). It will then analyse how Beau Geste Press used the postal system to develop a worldwide collaborative network. Finally, the Study Day will problematize the economy of artists’ books, from their handmade production as at the time of Beau Geste Press to their most recent incarnations in the digital age.



• 9:30 a.m.

• 9:45 a.m.
Welcome by María Inés Rodríguez, Director of the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

• 10 a.m.
Introduction by Alice Motard, Curator of the Beau Geste Press exhibition

• 10:15 a.m.
The Beau Geste Pressers and the Beau Geste Pressed by Polly Gregson

• 11 a.m. 
The Human Letter: Communication and Communing at the Beau Geste by Zanna Gilbert

• 12 p.m.
Visual Territory: Carolee Schneemann’s Parts of a Body House Book by Karen Di Franco

• 1 p.m.
Lunch break

• 2:30 p.m.
Artists' Books: Under the Covers (a topic worth discussing) by Leszek Brogowski

• 3:30 p.m. 
Bookblast: Towards an online user-driven database of Artists’ books by Ami Clarke and Arnaud Desjardin

• 4:30 p.m.
Panel discussion and Q&A with Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion, David Mayor and Terry Wright, former co-founders and members of Beau Geste Press.

• 5:30 p.m. 
Afternoon break

• 6 p.m.
AnewpairofSHOES, performance by Aiste Noreikaite and Zoë Dowlen created in collaboration with David Mayor.



-> Auditorium du musée
-> Disabled access
-> Price: admission free

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