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LETTERS




EDITED BY
MARIANE BOURCHEIX-LAPORTE
ANNE-MARIE PROULX

PROJECTS BY
FIONA ANNIS
CLAIRE DUMOULIN
NADÈGE GREBMEIER FORGET
JIM HOLYOAK
JP KING
FRANÇOIS MORELLI
HAYAT NAJM
MARC-ANTOINE K. PHANEUF
SABRINA RUSSO
ADAM SAJKOWSKI
ÉTIENNE TREMBLAY-TARDIF


LETTRES/LETTERS features the works of eleven artists that explore the book and text through various lenses by dealing materially or conceptually with notions such as the relation between text and image, the printed matter, narration and the book as object.

LETTRES/LETTERS integrates these artworks as such, rather than presenting them through documentation, and hence functions as a printed exhibition. By doing so, it asserts the need to rethink the established paradigm of going to a space in order to experience artworks. Resulting from the research of new means to disseminate contemporary art, this book attempts to overwrite delineations between disciplines and establish connections between isolated milieus.

The artists were invited to think the book as a place, a medium, a concept for creative production. LETTRES/LETTERS presents their ideas in a publication situated somewhere between an artist’s book and a critical and documentary work. Their projects inhabit the book, referring to it or adopting one or another of its countless manifestations – from philosophical tome to zine. Taking advantage of an object generally considered structured, nomadic, lasting and legitimate, they appropriate, revise, deconstruct, alter, and acknowledge it; yet they also are in dialogue with one another.





LETTERS IS AVAILABLE AT:
Librairie Formats, 2 Sainte-Catherine Est, espace 302, Montréal http://www.librairieformats.org/
articule, 262 Fairmount O., Montréal
Le Port de tête, 262 Mont-Royal E., Montréal
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard O., Montréal
Art Metropole, 788 King Street W, Toronto, Shop ArtMet
Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue, New York City, Printed Matter
Lucky's, 3972 Main Street, Vancouver
L'oeil de poisson, 580, Côte d'Abraham, Québec
Librairie Point de suspension, Espace Virtuel, 534 Jacques-Cartier E., Chicoutimi

MAAM would like to acknowledge the support of Articule (Special projects), Médiation Sophilex, and from Concordia University : Fine Arts Reading Room, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Department of Studio Arts, Concordia Council of Student Life, Concordia University Alumni Association and VP Research and Graduate Studies.


About LETTRES/LETTERS
Edited by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx
Éditions : MAAM, Montréal
ISBN : 978-0-88947-493-2
Visual projects, French and English texts
Colour, black & white. 114 pages. 300 copies
20$ / Launch price : 15$
www.mille-feuilles.ca/lettresletters

The publication launch took place on
23 OCTOBER 2010
at ARTICULE, 262 Fairmount O., Montréal


Information / purchase / press :
Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx, info@palindrome-s.ca