In 2012, Christophe Daviet-Thery and Viaindustriae co-published a catalogue Bibliothèque d’un amateur: Richard Prince’s Publications 1981–2012 .This diminutive, eponymous catalogue to an exhibition, curated by Christophe Daviet-Thery and taking place in Spoleto and Paris in 2012, seems to draw up an inventory of a “book-lover’s library”. But on closer inspection, the individual in question is the same person who designed these books: Richard Prince. Through their varied depictions of miscellaneous publications, Prince’s artist’s books and catalogues have gradually themselves become collection catalogues of other books. The phenomenon reflects an urge to make public one’s private interior, and by extension, one’s personal life and inspirations.
In 2018 on the occasion of this new edition of Art Monte-Carlo, a set of Richard Prince’s publications from 2012 to 2018 will be displayed.
A project by Christophe Daviet-Thery in collaboration with Bernhard Cella
join us at
Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus
Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Wien
From November 16 to January 2018
Cordoaria Nacional | Avenida da Índia | 1300-342 Lisboa
From 18 to 20 of May | 12 to 8 pm
On the 21 of May | 12 to 6 pm
A the crossroads of concept-store and art gallery, MAYARO, chose to call upon Christophe Daviet-Thery in order to offer its clients an exclusive and tailored way of building their library, whose main theme is that of movement.
MAYARO, repères d’esthètes et d’artisans à Paris
20 rue Amélie | 75007 | Paris
Ampersand is a cooperative structure associated to our publishing house in collaboration with Alice Dusapin and Martin Laborde. It is, for now, a one year program looking at artistic enterprise. It includes but is not limited to exhibitions. It is open from Wednesday to Friday between 1 and 7, and by appointment.
Ampersand is launching its program with Here Comes Everybody’s Don’t Book, a selection of Bern Porter’s works. including an extensive collection of his output in printed matter, alongside collages, ephemera, sounds, records and videos. This presentation prefaces a 2018 publication that will edited by Alice Dusapin & Geraldine Beck and published by Christophe Daviet-Thery.
Ampersand | Rua Alegria 41C | Lisbon
Map they could all understand (The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll, 1876)
A project by Christophe Daviet-Thery for Albert Baronian Gallery with:
Fiona Banner, Robert Barry , Daniel Gustav Cramer, Max Ernst and herman de vries.
In 1876, Lewis Caroll wrote The Hunting of the Snark, which Henry Holiday (1839-1927) illustrated with nine engravings including a map. One should observe it closely, as there is nothing to see. However (…) “this was a map they could all understand (…) a perfect and absolute blank.” In 1950, Max Ernst takes over the illustrations. The map is still present, displayed, spreading its glaring blank. If there is nothing to see, there is something to read: the Ocean. Naming to represent. Two maps as a starting point, to question the notion of representation, of its form and to reveal its diversity. And furthermore, questioning the relationship between images and language.
Albert Baronian Gallery| 33 rue de la Concorde, 1050 Brussels
April 20 to May 27
join us at ART-O-RAMA, Marseille
August 25, 26, 27 2017