Various Artists
‘En Suspens’ (SP091)

Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal
Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal
Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal
Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal
Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal
Shelter Press Bartolomé Sanson Le Bal

Various Artists ‘En Suspens’

Technical

96 pages + insert
19,5 x 24,5 cm
Clothbound softcover
Saddle Stitched
2018
first edition of 1000 copies
(600 french + 400 english)

ISBN: 978-2-919430-06-2
Publication date: February 8th, 2018
Co-published by Le Bal & Shelter Press

Credits

Editors: Diane Dufour, Bartolomé Sanson, Julie Héraut
Graphic design: Bartolomé Sanson
Translator: Glenn Naumovitz
Proofreader: Joséphine Gross and Elaine Krikorian
Scans: Après Midi Lab

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About the book

Co-publié avec Le BAL, ce livre en format souple et broché se lit comme une trace des oeuvres rassemblées à l’occasion de l’exposition éponyme autour d’un état transitoire de notre temps : le suspens. Entre abstraction et fragilité, il contourne l’idée du catalogue traditionnel pour transcrire à travers de fines pages en noir et blanc cet état intangible et indéfinissable.

Publié à l’occasion de l’éxposition En Suspens, Le Bal, Paris, février 8 – Mai 13, 2018

Published at the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Le Bal, Paris, this publication is a poetic, abstract, fragile attempt to translate something of our times: being in a state of suspension. It subverts the idea of a traditional catalogue to transcribe this intangible and indefinable state through a continuous stream of black-and-white images.

Conceived by Bartolomé Sanson, Diane Dufour and Julie Héraut, the book borrows the simplicity of black and white fanzines and unfolds in a continuous stream of images, like a suspended trace of the works in the exhibition. Excerpts from Jacques-Henri Michot’s Un ABC de la barbarie—an inventory of media language clichés that contaminate everyday life—seep into its pages. Like a multitude of shards, images of the works featured in the exhibition oppose this desertion of words and thought. A gesture of resistance to immediacy, this publication is an attempt to give poetic form of the intangible.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Le Bal, Paris, from February 8 to May 13, 2018.

Artists

Bas Jan Ader
Debi Cornwall
Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon
Luc Delahaye
Darek Fortas
Hiwa K
Aglaia Konrad
Jacques-Henri Michot
Rabih Mroué
Mélanie Pavy
Sebastian Stumpf
Paola Yacoub
Henk Wildschut

Press

Aperture
Les Inrocks
France Culture (La Dispute)
France Inter
Connaissance des Arts