Le Book Club – Oslo – January 22 – 26. 2019

Le Book Club – Chapter 2

Fotogalleriet, in collaboration with Norwegian artist Nina Strand and Paris-based duo Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet, is proud to presents Le Book Club,. An exhibition dedicated to the photobook as an exhibition space of its own, divided into different, weekly chapters.

January 22 – January 26

January 22, 18:00-20:00:
Opening of Wolfgang Tillmans’ book collection with Christophe Daviet-Théry and Dr. Sara R. Yazdani

For the second chapter of the exhibition, we have invited the Parisian collector Christophe Daviet-Théry to make a large selection of his publications by Wolfgang Tillmans available at Fotogalleriet. Apart from books by Tillmans, Daviet-Théry holds a selection of magazines, showing the importance of the book in Tillmans’ work, and how he works with images related to books, magazines and posters.

For the opening of this chapter, Daviet-Théry will engage in an ‘open table’ conversation with Dr. Sara R. Yazdani on Tillmans’ oeuvre. In her doctoral dissertation on the work of Tillmans, Yazdani writes that he activates an image ecological thinking, asserting within his complex image constellations – shown in museums, galleries, and artists’ books – beings become meaningful and autonomous through dynamic interactions with things, natural objects, machines and human bodies.


Christophe Daviet-Théry is a publisher and bookseller based in Paris. As he writes: “To be a bookseller is to chose and recommend, to assert one’s subjectivity, whilst excluding an exhaustive approach. To be a publisher is to conceive the most accurate and meaningful form. To be a curator is to confront and rethink content as a form; three professions that share books and bookshelves.”

Sara R. Yazdani holds a PhD in Art History and Media Studies from the University of Oslo. Her fields of research are modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on the relationships between art, media, technologies, theory of the Anthropocene, media ecologies and process philosophy. Yazdani is also an art critic and her work has been published in Artforum International, Mousse Magazine, Objektiv, Art & Education, and Kunstkritikk, and over the past years she has curated various art projects and exhibitions. In September 2019 she defended her PhD dissertation Self-Sufficient Images: Art, Media, and Ecologies in the Works of Wolfgang Tillmans.


Fotogalleriet’s principal funding comes from The Arts Council Norway. Additional funding is provided by the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Nofofo). Partial funding comes from the Royal Ministry of Culture through their exhibition’s honorarium programme and Oslo Municipality. The exhibition Le Book Clubhas been made possible by the generous support of the Fritt Ord Foundation, Acción Cultural Española and Pro Helvetia. Fotogalleriet also wants to extend thanks for the kind collaboration with Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF).

For more information: daviet-thery@wanadoo.fr

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