evening-reading

Evening reading with Hannah Black and Mayra Rodríguez-Castro
Sunday 28th of August 2022, 8pm  • Giselle’s Books, Marseille

On the occasion of PENUMBRA, by Hannah Black, Juliana Huxtable & And Or Forever, which opens on Saturday the 27th of August at OCT0 Productions, Giselle's Books will host an evening reading by Hannah Black and Mayra Rodríguez Castro on Sunday the 28th at 8pm.

HANNAH BLACK works across mediums from video to performance and writing, most recently exhibiting The Meaning of Life, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada (2022); Wheel of Fortune at gtaExhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland (2021);  Beginning, End, None at ORG Project (2020); and Dede, Eberhard, Phantom at Kunstverein Braunschweig Germany (2019). She has published widely, including in ArtforumTexte zur KunstTankHarpers4 Columns and The New Inquiry. She is the author of Life (2017), which she co-wrote with performance artist Juliana Huxtable, and Dark Pool Party (2015), an auto-fictional collection of poems and texts. In 2022, Capricious Publishing released her novella, Tuesday or September or the End.

MAYRA A. RODRÍGUEZ CASTRO is a writer and translator. She is the editor of Dream of Europe: selected seminars and interviews: 1984-1992 (Kenning Editions, 2020). Her writing and contributions appear in Social Text Journal, The Poetry Project, South As a State of Mind among others. Rodríguez lives across cities.

À l'occasion de PENUMBRA, par Hannah Black, Juliana Huxtable et And Or Forever, qui ouvre ce Samedi 27 Août à OCT0 Productions, Giselle's Books sont heureux de vous inviter  à une lecture par Hannah Black et Mayra Rodríguez Castro le dimanche 28 Août à 20 heures.

HANNAH BLACK works across mediums from video to performance and writing, most recently exhibiting The Meaning of Life, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada (2022); Wheel of Fortune at gtaExhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland (2021);  Beginning, End, None at ORG Project (2020); and Dede, Eberhard, Phantom at Kunstverein Braunschweig Germany (2019). She has published widely, including in ArtforumTexte zur KunstTankHarpers4 Columns and The New Inquiry. She is the author of Life (2017), which she co-wrote with performance artist Juliana Huxtable, and Dark Pool Party (2015), an auto-fictional collection of poems and texts. In 2022, Capricious Publishing released her novella, Tuesday or September or the End.

MAYRA A. RODRÍGUEZ CASTRO is a writer and translator. She is the editor of Dream of Europe: selected seminars and interviews: 1984-1992 (Kenning Editions, 2020). Her writing and contributions appear in Social Text Journal, The Poetry Project, South As a State of Mind among others. Rodríguez lives across cities.

evening reading with Hannah Black and Mayra Rodríguez-Castro at Giselle's Books

Hannah Black, Juliana Huxtable, And Or Forever, Penumbra, 2021.
Courtesy of the artists, Arcadia Missa, London and Project Native Informant, London.

SmokeUp

SmokeUp Pop Up at Giselle’s Books
26 June — 28 August 2022  • Giselle’s Books, Marseille

During the last week of August, Giselle's Books reopens to the public on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th from 2 to 6pm.

For the occasion, SmokeUp present a special selection of their herbal blends at Giselle's Books. Try, roll, smell, burn and smoke: samples, stickers, and some of their ceramics made in collaboration with Mercedes Mejía will be on display and available for sale through our support shop.



Pendant la dernière semaine du mois d'Août, , Giselle's Books réouvre au public le Vendredi 26, Samedi 27 et le Dimanche 28 de 14h à 18h. 

Pour l'occasion, SmokeUp présente une sélection de mélanges d'herbes et des céramiques produites en collaboration avec Mercedes Mejía et disponibles à travers notre support shop.



Flyer by Mercedes Mejía, 2022

Systema

SYSTEMA 2022
26 June — 28 August 2022  • Palais Carli, Marseille

Giselle’s Books is pleased to invite you to the first edition of SYSTEMA, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of August at Palais Carli, Marseille.

Giselle’s Books will showcase a duo presentation of Hervé Ic and Loré Lixenberg for the occasion.

www.systema.plus

Giselle’s Books vous invite à la première édition de SYSTEMA, du Vendredi 26 au Dimanche 28 Août 2022 au Palais Carli, Marseille.

Pour l'occasion, Giselle’s Books exposera le travail d'Hervé Ic et de Loré Lixenberg.

www.systema.plus

 

Hervé Georges Hic
Four Horns, 2007
Huile sur toile
200 x 240 cm each
Installation view, Systema, Palais Carli, Marseille

Hervé Georges Hic
Four Horns, 2007
Huile sur toile
200 x 240 cm each
Installation view, Systema, Palais Carli, Marseille

Hervé Georges Hic
Four Horns, 2007
Huile sur toile
200 x 240 cm each
Installation view, Systema, Palais Carli, Marseille

Hoot #7

HOOT #7 - Inventory & Giselle's Books
Book Launch at Ola Radio, Marseille

Gufo, Giselle’s Books and Ola Radio invite you to the launch of HOOT #7.

Following Hoot's invitation, Inventory and Giselle’s Books had two long conversations about their publishing projects, travels, their past, and future, but more significantly: their present. If these interviews help us get closer to their enterprise as an art collective, they also definitely uncover their ability to move through time with an uncanny vision.
From Inventory’s eponymous journal to their interventions, video works, and their exhibitions, among which A doctrine of scattered occasions at Giselle’s Books in 2021, this issue of Hoot helps connect the dots in Inventory's confidential but dissident and subversive practice.
For the occasion, Inventory proposes a reading as well as looped projections of their films. 
 
HOOT #7
co-published by Giselle’s Books & Hoot.
Graphic design by Traduttore traditore.
 
 
Image © Inventory, 2022
 

HOOT #7 - Inventory & Giselle's Books
Lancement à Ola Radio, Marseille

Gufo, Giselle’s Books et Ola Radio vous invitent au lancement de HOOT #7.
 
Invités par Hoot, Inventory et Giselle’s Books se sont entretenus autour de leurs projets de publications, voyages, passés et à venir, mais aussi de manière plus significative de leur présent.
Si ces conversations aident à nous renseigner sur leurs activités en tant que collectif, elles dévoilent surtout leur capacité à naviguer le temps avec un regard particulier.
 
À partir de leur journal éponyme, au travers leurs interventions, leurs vidéos et leurs expositions, dont A doctrine of scattered occasions à Giselle’s Books en 2021, ce numéro de HOOT nous aide à lever les zones d’ombre dans la pratique confidentielle mais subversive de Inventory.
 
Pour l’occasion, Inventory propose une lecture ainsi qu’une vidéo projection en boucle de leurs films.
 
HOOT #7
Co-publié par Giselle’s Books & Hoot.
Design par Traduttore traditore.
 
 
Image © Inventory, 2022

Image © Inventory, 2022

Book launch of HOOT #7 at Ola Radio, Marseille.

Performance by Inventory, during the Book launch of HOOT #7 at Ola Radio, Marseille.

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Exhibition & Book Launch by Alice Dusapin and Daisy Editions
13 May — 12 June 2022  • Giselle’s Books, Marseille
(Opening reception, on 13 May 2022, 6-10pm)

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Exhibition and Book Launch by Alice Dusapin and Daisy Editions

In conjunction with the release of the first monograph on Wolfgang Stoerchle's work written by Alice Dusapin, Giselle's Books presents a selection of his videos accompanied by previously unpublished documents.

Wolfgang Stoerchle (1944-1976) is a particularly influential artistic figure of the early 1970s who left a definite but discreet mark on a generation of Californian artists, notably through the production of videos and performances involving his body as raw material. His life story, as brief as it was eventful, is full of rumors, and his sudden death in 1976 probably further accentuated the myth surrounding him. His entire body of work was completed in eleven years, between 1965 and 1976. Forty-five years after his death, his name is still whispered in the West Coast art world, awaiting wider recognition.

Alice Dusapin has devoted extensive research on his life and work since 2017 and has organized several exhibitions on his work since then: Ampersand (Lisbon) Galerie overduin & co (Los Angeles), Galerie Air de Paris (Paris), Macro (Rome) and Le Crédac (Ivry sur Seine).

The monograph includes interviews with Daniel Lentz, Paul McCarthy, Matt Mullican, David Salle, and Helene Winer, as well as extensive documentation of his videos and performances, rare sculptures and paintings, and installations.

"He stood naked in front of us with eyes closed and tried and failed to get an erection. Such a bad idea and so good." William Wegman

The publication Wolfgang Stoerchle, "Success in Failure" (Daisy Editions, Christophe Daviet-Thery, 2022) was made possible thanks to the support of the CNAP, Terra Foundation for American Art, and Antoine de Galbert.

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Exhibition and Book Launch by Alice Dusapin and Daisy Editions

Conjointement à la sortie de la première monographie consacré au travail de Wolfgang Stoerchle écrite par Alice Dusapin, Giselle’s Books présente une sélection de ses vidéos accompagnés de documents inédits.

Wolfgang Stoerchle (1944-1976) est une figure artistique particulièrement marquante du début des années 70 qui a laissé une empreinte certaine mais discrète sur une génération d’artistes californiens, notamment grâce à la production de vidéos et de performances impliquant son corps comme matière première. L’histoire de sa vie, aussi brève que mouvementée, est chargée de rumeurs, et sa mort brutale en 1976 a probablement accentué davantage le mythe qui l’entoure. L’ensemble de son œuvre a été réalisé en onze ans, entre 1965 et 1976. Quarante-cinq ans après sa mort, son nom est toujours murmuré dans le monde de l’art de la côte ouest américain, dans l’attente d’une plus large reconnaissance.

Alice Dusapin a consacré des recherches approfondies sur sa vie et son oeuvre depuis 2017 et a organisé plusieurs expositions sur son travail depuis: Ampersand (Lisbonne) Galerie overduin & co (Los Angeles), Galerie Air de Paris (Paris), Macro (Rome) et Le Crédac (Ivry sur Seine).

La monographie rassemble des entretiens avec Daniel Lentz, Paul McCarthy, Matt Mullican, David Salle Helene Winer, accompagnés d’une large documentations sur ses vidéos et performances, ainsi que de rares sculptures, peintures et installations.

He stood naked in front of us with eyes closed and tried and failed to get an erection. Such a bad idea and so good.” William Wegman

La réalisation de la publication Wolfgang Stoerchle, "Success in Failure" (Daisy Editions, Christophe Daviet-Thery, 2022) a été rendue possible grâce au soutien du CNAP, Terra Foundation for American Art, et Antoine de Galbert.

Giselle’s Books would like to thank Fraeme and Atelier Villeneuve for their technical support.

Wolfgang Stoerchle et son cheval Storm, Oklahoma, June 1962.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Curated by Alice Dusapin
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille

Wolfgang Stoerchle, Success in Failure, edited by Alice Dusapin (Daisy, Christophe Daviet-Thery, 2022)
Interviews  with David Salle, Helene Winer, Matt Mullican, Paul McCarthy and Daniel Lentz.
Designed by Coline Sunier and Charles Mazé.

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Curated by Alice Dusapin
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Curated by Alice Dusapin
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille

Crawling out of cloth, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Video, black and white, sound, 2:09 min., c. 1970-72.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Dodging, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Video, black and white, sound, 3:24 min., c. 1971.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Success in Failure, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Curated by Alice Dusapin
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille

Untitled (Fictional News), Wolfgang Stoerchle
Newspaper print, 43.5 x 56.5 cm, 1970.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

 

Shoe Piece, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Video, black and white, sound, 4:32 min., c. 1971.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Shoe Piece, Wolfgang Stoerchle
Video, black and white, sound, 4:32 min., c. 1971.
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Poster, 43 x 28 cm, for Artists’s Performances, Pomona College Art Gallery, March, 2, 6, 13, 20, 1972. 
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Untitled (Mexico drawing), Wolfgang Stoerchle
pen on paper, 28 x 21.5 cm, 1975
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

Untitled (Mexico drawing), Wolfgang Stoerchle
pen on paper, 28 x 21.5 cm, 1975
Courtesy Karen Couch Wieder.

TOP STORIES

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
17 April — 8 May 2022  • Giselle’s Books, Marseille
(Opening reception, with Reading/Party on 17 April 2022)

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.

TOP STORIES was a prose periodical published from 1978 to 1991 by the artist Anne Turyn in Buffalo, New York, and New York City. Over the course of twenty-nine issues, it served as a pivotal platform for experimental fiction and art through single-artist issues and two anthologies.

Top Stories primarily featured female artists, though in Turyn’s words a few men “crept in as collaborators”.
Although primarily “a prose periodical” (as its byline often stated), the issues varied in form and aesthetics, pushing the boundaries of what prose could be and, from time to time, escaping the genre altogether. In fact, the only parameters required for participants were that the periodical’s logo and issue list be included on the front and back covers, respectively.

New York City in 1979/1981 is an presentation of Anne Turyn’s black & white photographs, made on the occasion of Kathy Acker’s TOP STORIES issue. Acker wrote to Turyn regarding the edition, “Why not making it AMAZING as long as we’re making it?” The photographs depict the street scenes of a New York slightly forgotten, but undeniably recognizable, like the gleaming of the Statue of Liberty.

The 29-issues reprint of TOP STORIES magazine includes contributions by Kathy Acker, Laurie Anderson, Sheila Ascher, Douglas Blau, Lisa Bloomfield, Linda L. Cathcart, Cheryl Clarke, Susan Daitch, Constance DeJong, Jane Dickson, Judith Doyle, Lee Eiferman, Robert Fiengo, Joe Gibbons, Pati Hill, Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Tama Janowitz, Suzanne Jackson, Suzanne Johnson, Caryl Jones-Sylvester, Mary Kelly, Judy Linn, Micki McGee, Ursule Molinaro, Cookie Mueller, Peter Nadin, Linda Neaman, Glenn O’Brien, Romaine Perin, Richard Prince, Lou Robinson, Janet Stein, Dennis Straus, Sekou Sundiata, Leslie Thornton, Kirsten Thorup, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Gail Vachon, Brian Wallis, Jane Warrick, Jenny Holzer with Peter Nadin, and Donna Wyszomierski.

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On the occasion of the opening,  voices of the art and writing scene of Marseille will read a selection of TOP STORIES with a sonic presence by Elia David, that will also be broadcast live on Duuu Radio.

Readers: Carisa Bledsoe, Bea Bottomley, Madison Bycroft, Fëlix Pap, Brontë Scott, Aki Yamouridis.

Anne Turyn is a photographer based in New York as well as the former editor of TOP STORIES magazine. Turyn’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Bern, Denver Art Museum, Walker Art Center, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sophie T. Lvoff is an artist based in Marseille. She has organized exhibitions in New York, New Orleans, and Grenoble. She is currently in residence at the Ateliers de la Ville de Marseille.

The re-edition of TOP STORIES is published by Primary Information.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.

TOP STORIES était un périodique de prose publié de 1978 à 1991 par l'artiste Anne Turyn à Buffalo, New York, et à New York City. Au cours de ses vingt-neuf numéros, il a servi de plateforme à la fiction et à l'art expérimental, par le biais de parutions Top Stories mettait principalement en vedette des artistes femmes, bien que, selon Turyn, quelques hommes "s'y soient glissés comme collaborateurs".
Bien qu'il s'agisse avant tout d'un "périodique en prose" (comme l'indique souvent sa signature), les numéros variaient en termes de forme et d'esthétique, repoussant les limites de ce que la prose pouvait être et, de temps à autre, échappant complètement au genre. En fait, les seuls paramètres exigés des participants étaient que le logo et la liste des numéros du périodique figurent respectivement sur les couvertures avant et arrière.

New York City in 1979/1981 est une présentation des photographies en noir et blanc d'Anne Turyn, réalisées à l'occasion du numéro TOP STORIES de Kathy Acker. Acker a écrit à Turyn à propos de cette édition : "Pourquoi ne pas la rendre AMAZING tant qu'on la fait ?". Les photographies représentent les scènes de rue d'un New York un peu oublié, mais indéniablement reconnaissable, comme le scintillement de la statue de la Liberté.

La réédition des 29 numéros du magazine TOP STORIES comprend des contributions de Kathy Acker, Laurie Anderson, Sheila Ascher, Douglas Blau, Lisa Bloomfield, Linda L. Cathcart, Cheryl Clarke, Susan Daitch, Constance DeJong, Jane Dickson, Judith Doyle, Lee Eiferman, Robert Fiengo, Joe Gibbons, Pati Hill, Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Tama Janowitz, Suzanne Jackson, Suzanne Johnson, Caryl Jones-Sylvester, Mary Kelly, Judy Linn, Micki McGee, Ursule Molinaro, Cookie Mueller, Peter Nadin, Linda Neaman, Glenn O'Brien, Romaine Perin, Richard Prince, Lou Robinson, Janet Stein, Dennis Straus, Sekou Sundiata, Leslie Thornton, Kirsten Thorup, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Gail Vachon, Brian Wallis, Jane Warrick, Jenny Holzer avec Peter Nadin, et Donna Wyszomierski.
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À l'occasion du vernissage, des voix de la scène artistique et littéraire de Marseille liront une sélection de TOP
STORIES avec une présence sonore d'Elia David, qui sera également diffusée en direct sur Duuu Radio.
Lecteurs : Carisa Bledsoe, Bea Bottomley, Madison Bycroft, Fëlix Pap, Brontë Scott, Aki Yamouridis.

Anne Turyn est une photographe basée à New York ainsi que l'ancienne rédactrice en chef du magazine TOP STORIES. Les œuvres d'Anne Turyn ont été exposées au Museum of Modern Art, au Metropolitan Museum of Art, à la Kunsthalle de Berne, le Denver Art Museum, le Walker Art Center et le Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sophie T. Lvoff est une artiste basée à Marseille. Elle a organisé des expositions à New York, à la Nouvelle-Orléans et à Grenoble. Elle est actuellement en résidence aux Ateliers de la Ville de Marseille.

La réédition de TOP STORIES est publiée par Primary Information.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

New York City in 1979, shot in 1981 (Top Stories #9 by Kathy Acker), Anne Turyn
20 digital prints, 21,5 x 27,5cm
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

TOP STORIES: New York City in 1979/1981, photographs by Anne Turyn and ephemera of the TOP STORIES era.
Organized by Sophie T. Lvoff.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

Facsimile of correspondance and research material for the TOP STORIES issues, 1978-1991.
Exhibition View, Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 2022.

 On the occasion of the opening: readings of a selection of TOP STORIES with a sonic presence by Elia David, also be broadcast live on Duuu Radio. Readers: Carisa Bledsoe, Bea Bottomley, Madison Bycroft, Fëlix Pap, Brontë Scott, Aki Yamouridis.

 On the occasion of the opening: readings of a selection of TOP STORIES with a sonic presence by Elia David, also be broadcast live on Duuu Radio. Readers: Carisa Bledsoe, Bea Bottomley, Madison Bycroft, Fëlix Pap, Brontë Scott, Aki Yamouridis.

Mimicry—Empathy

Mimicry—Empathy, Conversation

Installation by BLESS (AT, DE)

With talks by : Marie de Brugerolle (curator, FR), Susanne Bürner (artist, DE), Amirali Ghasemi (curator, IR), Alexandra Leykauf (artist, DE)

Saturday, 12th of March 2022, from 7 to 10pm

Giselle's Books
28 Rue Des Convalescents
13001 Marseille

 

The publication Mimicry—Empathy A Reader and Exhibition Document launched in January 2022, is one of several forms of this extensive project initiated in 2018 at the Lajevardi Foundation in Tehran, Iran. The book includes texts by: Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa (USA); Marie de Brugerolle, curator and art critic (FR); Roger Caillois, writer, sociologist and literary critic (FR); Johan Hartle, Director of the Academy of Fine Arts (AT); Gohar Homayounpour, psychoanalyst (IR); as well as conversations with former CIA agent Jonna Mendez (USA), and independent curators Anne-Sophie Dinant (FR) and Amirali Ghasemi (IR). The object is at once autonomous, singular, and part of the understanding of a more complex equation.

This evening, punctuated by interventions from artists and curators, is also an opportunity to discover a selection of publications from the Giselle’s Books collection in partnership with the Library of the Marseille School of Fine Arts, an INSEAMM institution.

 

As part of the exhibition Mimicry-Empathy 

organised by Fræme at la Friche la Belle de Mai

In partnership with : Fraeme, Goethe-Institut Marseille,  Monroe Books, Beaux-arts de Marseille-INSEAMM

Samedi, 12 Mars 2022, 7h à 22h

Giselle's Books
28 Rue Des Convalescents
13001 Marseille

 

La publication Mimicry—Empathy (éd. Susanne Bürner / Monroe Books) lancée en janvier 2022, est l’une des différentes formes que prend ce vaste projet initié en 2018 à la Fondation Lajevardi à Téhéran (Iran). Le livre comprend des textes de : Roy R. Behrens, professeur d’art et chercheur émérite à l’Université de Northern Iowa (USA) ; Marie de Brugerolle, commissaire et critique d’art (Lyon, France) ; Roger Caillois, écrivain, sociologue et critique littéraire (France) ; Johan Hartle, directeur de l’académie für Bildende Künste (Vienne, Autriche) ; Gohar Homayounpou, psychanalyste (Téhéran, Iran) ; ainsi que des conversations avec l’ancienne agente de la CIA Jonna Mendez (Washington, DC, USA), et les curateur·rice·s indépendant·e·s Anne-Sophie Dinant (Bordeaux, France) et Amirali Ghasemi (Téhéran, Iran). L’objet est à la fois autonome, singulier, et entre dans la compréhension d’une équation plus complexe.

Cette soirée, ponctuée d’interventions d’artistes et de commissaires, est aussi l’occasion de découvrir une sélection d’ouvrages issus du fond de Giselle’s Books en partenariat avec la Bibliothèque de l’École des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, un établissement INSEAMM.

 

À l'occasion de l'exposition Mimicry-Empathy 

organisé par Fræme at la Friche la Belle de Mai

En partenariat avec : Goethe-Institut Marseille,  Monroe Books, Beaux-arts de Marseille-INSEAMM

You can find more information here

gisellesalon

GISELLE SALON

 

18 & 19 DECEMBER
12-8PM

 

28 Rue des Convalescents, Marseille

Giselle Salon is a gathering of publishers and readers at Giselle’s Books library.

Drawing conclusions from the format of the publishing fair and seeking to develop reader-publisher relations beyond the simple economic transaction, Giselle Salon offers an episodic meeting to its members and interested persons in a sympathetic and convivial context open to the discussion.

 

Apogee Graphics (Los Angeles, USA)
Apogee Graphics is a design and publishing company founded by artists Laura Owens and Asha Schechter. From their office in the yellow tower of the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles they design material and virtual objects with writers, artists, chefs, organizers and others. Apogee approaches each project as content driven design.

 

BHKM (New York, USA – Hong Kong, HK)
BHKM is a conceptual publishing house run by Ho King Man.
“Outside my windows, there is a four-unlikeness: unlike loneliness, unlike crowdedness, unlike nostalgia, unlike to-be-ness, they are perhaps now-beings, or refer to the colored mirror in hearts, my imaginations.
Inside everyone, have been hidden: unaware, fermented substances. Everyone fails to know, only by every little bit, to touch, to feel.”

 

Circadian (Berlin, DE)
Circadian is a non-profit publishing house that call its readers to action through handbooks, poetical protocols, manuals, games, experiments and performances. It was founded in Berlin by Diego Agulló and Dmitry Paranyushkin.

 

Gufo with HOOT (Marseille, FR)
HOOT is a printed conversation, a transcribed verbal relationship with an art worker, a collective around the notion of work as activity, method, environment, field, symbol and necessity. Each month, between the 1st and the 31st, whether it is a Wednesday or a Sunday, HOOT offers to its readers a discussion that we hope will be passionate and open. Each issue will be transcribed according to the language used and shared in the conversation.

 

Isolarii (Alicudi, Sicily, IT)
ISOLARII is a series of books by the global avant-garde to provide orientation and meaning in a deteriorating world. A new work is released every two months via subscription and mailed to a community of readers in 32 countries. ISOLARII takes its name from the Renaissance genre of ‘island books,’ which proposed that poems, stories, letters, and illustrations could be singular islands of thought, together forming an archipelago.

 

Motto (Berlin, DE)
Motto Distribution partners with a wide range of institutions with the aim of contextualising, enriching and diagraming art environments through the means of printed formats. Bridging international distribution, exhibitions and publishing, Motto continues to generate models and experimentation of circulation for visual and textual materials in the context of contemporary art. Recent developments are trying to focus on finding viable solutions to circulate books outside of identified distribution channels. Swaps with other independent stores enable books to be traded cover against cover price within a system that allows their collaborators to transform their books into currency.

 

Really Simple Syndication Press (Copenhagen, DK)
Really Simple Syndication Press focuses on publishing artistic and curatorial research as a project or part of an extended practice, by both emerging artists and curators and their established counterparts. The press is about developing new readerships in this post-social networked world through a ‘syndication’ model that makes room to support peers in the arts and publishing. To this end, it looks to represent fresh new literature, which reflects the research interests of writers, curators, and artists who are broadening the aesthetic, historical, political, and artistic concerns of our new century. The various active voices invited by RSS into its syndication model will find a new culture of intellectual hospitality that critically fosters their participation into the future.

 

The Funambulist (Paris, FR)
The Funambulist is a platform that engages with the politics of space and bodies. Their hope is to provide a useful platform where activist/academic/practitioner voices can meet and build solidarities across geographical scales. Through essays, interviews, artworks, and design projects, they assemble an ongoing archive for anticolonial, antiracist, queer, and feminist struggles. The print and online magazine is published every two months and operates in parallel with an open-access podcast and a blog.

 

Wendy’s Subway (Bushwick, Brooklyn, USA)
Wendy’s Subway is a reading room, writing space, and independent publisher in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They support emerging artists and writers in making experimental, urgent work and create alternative modes for learning and thinking in community. Wendy’s Subway is dedicated to encouraging creative, critical, and discursive engagement with arts and literature.
Their interdisciplinary program includes free readings, talks, performances, and reading groups, as well as sliding-scale writing workshops and intensives. The non-circulating library holds a collection of over 3,000 titles, ranging from poetry and fiction, to criticism and art books.

 

Giselle Salon was accompanied by Rose trilogy, a series of rose-based infusions conceived by Paula Pinho Martins Nacif. 

Paula Pinho Martins Nacif is a herbalist in training. Her current studies align with plant sciences energetics and bodywork. Her approach honors Brazilian syncretic spirituality. She lives in London, UK. 

Giselle Salon est un rassemblement d’éditeurs et de lecteurs à la bibliothèque Giselle’s Books.

Tirant des conclusions du format de la foire d’éditions et souhaitant developper les relations lecteurs-éditeurs par-delà la simple transaction économique, Giselle Salon propose un rendez-vous épisodique à ses membres et personnes intéressées dans un contexte sympathique et convivial ouvert à la discussion.

 

Apogee Graphics (Los Angeles, Etats-Unis)
Apogee Graphics est une société de design et d’édition fondée par les artistes Laura Owens et Asha Schechter. Depuis leur bureau dans la tour jaune de l’hôtel Westin Bonaventure dans le centre-ville de Los Angeles, ils conçoivent du matériel et des objets virtuels avec des écrivains, des artistes, des chefs, des organisateurs et autres. Apogee aborde chaque projet comme du design induit par le contenu.

 

BHKM (New York, Etats-Unis / Hong-Kong)
BHKM est une maison d’édition conceptuelle dirigée par Ho King Man.
« En dehors de mes fenêtres, il y a quatre dissemblances : à la différence de la solitude, à la différence de l’encombrement, à la différence de la nostalgie, à la différence de l’être-être, ils sont peut-être des êtres-maintenant, ou renvoient au miroir coloré dans les cœurs, mes imaginations.
A l’intérieur de chacun, se sont cachées : des substances inconscientes, fermentées. Tout le monde ne sait pas, seulement par petit bout, toucher, sentir. »

 

Circadian (Berlin, Allemagne)
Circadian est une maison d’édition à but non lucratif qui appelle ses lecteurs à l’action à travers des manuels, des protocoles poétiques, des notices, des jeux, des expériences et des performances. Elle a été fondée à Berlin par Diego Agulló et Dmitry Paranyushkin.

 

Gufo avec HOOT (Marseille, France)
HOOT est une conversation imprimée, une relation orale retranscrite avec un·e travailleur·se du champ de l’art, un·e collectif·ve autour de la notion de travail en tant qu’activité, méthode, environnement, milieu, symbole et nécessité.
Chaque mois, entre le 1 et le 31, qu’il s’agisse d’un mercredi ou d’un dimanche, HOOT propose à ses lecteurs·rices, une discussion que nous espérons passionnée, à bouches déliées. Chaque numéro sera retranscrit selon la langue utilisée et partagée lors de la conversation.

 

Isolarii (Alicudi, Sicile)
ISOLARII est une série de livres de l’avant-garde mondiale pour fournir une orientation et un sens dans un monde en détérioration. Un nouvel ouvrage est proposé tous les deux mois par abonnement et envoyé par la poste à une communauté de lecteurs dans 32 pays. ISOLARII tire son nom du genre de la Renaissance des «livres insulaires», qui proposait que les poèmes, les histoires, les lettres et les illustrations puissent être des îlots de pensée singuliers, formant ensemble un archipel.

 

Motto (Berlin, Allemagne)
Motto Distribution s’associe à un large éventail d’institutions dans le but de contextualiser, d’enrichir et de schématiser les environnements artistiques au moyen de formats imprimés. Liant la distribution internationale, les expositions et l’édition, Motto continue de générer des modèles et des expérimentations de circulation pour les matériaux visuels et textuels dans le contexte de l’art contemporain. Leur développements récents tentent de se concentrer sur la recherche de solutions viables pour faire circuler les livres en dehors des canaux de distribution identifiés. Les trocs avec d’autres librairies indépendantes leurs permettent d’échanger des livres à prix coûtant et ainsi de transformer leurs projets en monnaie.

 

Really Simple Syndication Press (Copenhague, Danemark)
Really Simple Syndication Press se concentre sur la publication de recherches artistiques et curatoriales en tant que projet ou partie d’une pratique étendue, à la fois par des artistes émergents et des conservateurs et de leurs homologues établis. La maison d’édition vise à développer de nouveaux lectorats dans ce monde post-social en réseau grâce à un modèle de « syndication » qui crée un espace pour soutenir les pairs dans l’art et l’édition. À cette fin, RSS Press cherche à représenter une nouvelle littérature fraîche, qui reflète les intérêts de recherche des écrivains, des conservateurs et des artistes qui élargissent les préoccupations esthétiques, historiques, politiques et artistiques de notre nouveau siècle. Les différentes voix actives invitées par RSS dans son modèle de syndication trouveront une nouvelle culture d’hospitalité intellectuelle qui favorise de manière critique leur participation à l’avenir.

 

The Funambulist (Paris, France)
The Funambulist est une plate-forme qui s’engage avec la politique de l’espace et des corps. Leur espoir est de fournir une plate-forme utile où les voix des activistes/universitaires/praticiens peuvent se rencontrer et construire des solidarités à travers les échelles géographiques. À travers des essais, des entretiens, des œuvres d’art et des projets, ils rassemblent des archives en cours pour des luttes anticoloniales, antiracistes, queer et féministes. Le magazine papier et en ligne est publié tous les deux mois et fonctionne en parallèle d’un podcast en libre accès et d’un blog.

 

Wendy’s Subway (Bushwick, Brooklyn, Etats-Unis)
Wendy’s Subway est une salle de lecture, un espace d’écriture et un éditeur indépendant situé à Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ils soutiennent les artistes et écrivains émergents dans la réalisation d’œuvres expérimentales urgentes et créent des modes alternatifs d’apprentissage et de réflexion en communauté. Wendy’s Subway se consacre à encourager l’engagement créatif, critique et discursif avec les arts et la littérature.
Leur programme interdisciplinaire comprend des lectures gratuites, des conférences, des performances et des groupes de lecture, ainsi que des ateliers et des stages intensifs d’écriture à échelle réduite. Leur bibliothèque non circulante détient une collection de plus de 3 000 titres, allant de la poésie et de la fiction à la critique et aux livres d’art.

 

Giselle Salon était accompagné par Rose trilogy, une série d'infusions à base de rose, conçue par Paula Pinho Martins Nacif. 

Paula Pinho Martins Nacif est herboriste en formation. Ses études actuelles s'alignent sur les sciences du végétal, l'énergétique et le travail corporel. Son approche fait honneur à la spiritualité syncrétique brésilienne. Elle vit à Londres, au Royaume-Uni.

Giselle Salon, at Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 18th & 19th of December 2021.
With : Apogee Graphics, BHKM, Circadian, Gufo, Isolarii, Motto, Really Simple Syndication Press, The Funambulist, Wendy’s Subway. 

Giselle Salon, at Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 18th & 19th of December 2021.
With : Apogee Graphics, BHKM, Circadian, Gufo, Isolarii, Motto, Really Simple Syndication Press, The Funambulist, Wendy’s Subway. 

Giselle Salon, at Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 18th & 19th of December 2021.
With : Apogee Graphics, BHKM, Circadian, Gufo, Isolarii, Motto, Really Simple Syndication Press, The Funambulist, Wendy’s Subway. 

Giselle Salon, at Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 18th & 19th of December 2021.
With : Apogee Graphics, BHKM, Circadian, Gufo, Isolarii, Motto, Really Simple Syndication Press, The Funambulist, Wendy’s Subway. 

Giselle Salon, at Giselle’s Books, Marseille, 18th & 19th of December 2021.
‘Rose trilogy’ by Paula Pinho Martins Nacif.

Screening: Selected films by Inventory, at Motto Berlin

Screening : Selected films by Inventory at Motto Berlin

Giselle’s Books and Motto invite you to a screening of Inventory’s films. For the occasion, we will be showing the following videos: Ostalgia (2004), Beton Insel (2004), Sleepwalkers (2003) and Flesh and Stone, a geology of an Urban Existence (2003).  

First Screening at 7:15
Second Screening at 8:15

 

Friday, 12th of November 2021 at 7pm

 

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

 

 

British art collective Inventory was founded in London in 1995 by Damian Abbott, Paul Claydon and Adam Scrivener. Since 2004, they are based in Kent (UK) and Toulouse (France).
Inventory’s previous solo exhibitions were at the Rob Tufnell gallery, London (2014 and 2016) White Columns, New York (2005); The Approach, London (2004, 2002 and 1999) and at The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1999). Recent collective exhibitions include: Condo London, Rob Tufnell (2018); The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band, Rob Tufnell, Cologne (2016); Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall (2014); Make the Living Look Dead, 2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles (2014); Ruin Lust, Tate Britain (2014); Keywords, INIVA (2013); A journey through London’s subculture, the ICA at Old Selfridges Hotel, London (2013), De Appel, Amsterdam (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007); Kunsthaus Dresden (2006); Aspen Art Museum (2006); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); ICA, London (2003); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Lenbachhaus, Munich (2002); the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2001); their work is held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Gallery, London. Their work is represented by Rob Tufnell.

Courtesy of Giselle’s Books & Inventory.

Beton Insel, Sleepwalkers, Coagulum, INVENTORY

Coagulum – a momentary clot in the heart of commerce, and other selected films by Inventory.

Screening at Giselle’s Books

October 17th

Marking the end of Inventory’s exhibition ‘A doctrine of scattered occasions’, a selection of their films will be projected at Giselle’s Books.

 

The exhibition will exceptionally be open without appointment from 2pm onwards and will be concluded with the projection of : Beton Insel (2004, 8 minutes), Sleepwalkers (2003, 17 minutes) and Coagulum – a momentary clot in the heart of commerce (2002, 19 minutes).

 

Giselle’s Books, 28 Rue des Convalescents, 13001, Marseille

Open from 2 to 9PM. Film screening : 7PM

Courtesy of Giselle’s Books & Inventory
Photo: Screen capture of Coagulum 
– a momentary clot in the heart of commerce, 2002, by Inventory