Paris-Toronto: seminar on the publication and circulation of artistic texts – May, 9-11 [fr]

As part of the Paris-Toronto series coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Toronto with support from the Institut français, Art Metropole welcomes, from May, 9 to 11, the seminar “There’s more to life than books, but not much more” curated by French art critic and curator Benjamin Thorel.

“There’s more to life than books, but not much more” is a research project initiated by castillo/corrales, a co-operatively run contemporary art venue established in Paris.
It develops as the Toronto iteration of a parallel project, “The Social Life of the Book”, that investigates the undertakings of some contemporary artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. to attend the circulation of texts and ideas in a multitude of ways besides the grand gesture of releasing a brand new book.

It examines notably the economics and pragmatics of publishing and distributing books today; the social space of reading; the practices of scanning, bootlegging, translating, quoting, re-editing existing material; the ways texts can open up to events, actions, gestures, and other unforeseeable incidents.

In Toronto, this will take place in the form of a public, three-day-seminar with local and international contributorsk, including the France-based Laure Giletti, Kajsa Stahl and Maki Suzuki.

The conversations taking place during these three days will be reflected in a publication, distributed by Art Metropole in association with Paraguay Press, printed by Colour Code Printing and Paper Pusher Printworks. The forms of the conjunct exhibition to take place later in the Fall at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto), will also evolve from these conversations.

As part of the Paris-Toronto series coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Toronto with support from the Institut français, Art Metropole welcomed, from May, 9 to 11, the seminar "There’s more to life than books, but not much more" curated by French art critic and curator Benjamin Thorel.

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Art Metropole :
1490 Dundas Street West,
From Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11; from 11am to 6pm (lunch break from 2pm to 3:30pm).
Free admission
Presented with Publication Studio Toronto.

Last modified on 16/02/2018

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