REFERENCE BOOK

256 artists

The work is reality instead of illustration during the exhibition. This bilingual publication, envisaged as an archipelago of artworks and authors' texts, is the result of research in the field, which makes visible a scene) of 264 artists whose views could stimulate those of architects.

The selection of works is established in co-commissionership with Pavillon de l’Arsenal at limited time interval and on the basis of each artist’s one work. Choices head towards certain works of historical or emergent artists, which are discovered and experimented over visits of exhibitions, fairs,  collections, and artists’ studios. We want to propose a current and inclusive panorama by nature, a set of presented works in alphabetical order without particular hierarchy, to leave audience a largest freedom - simple numbering of the project makes this possible. 

Entries and movements through the artworks are multiplied to increase
possibilities to get close to works. Indeed, this corpus arouses associations in our imaginary spaces and encourages the organization of exhibitions in dedicated places. This publication appears as a platform, which generates various combinations of works and formulates new projects. 

Scientific commissioners of the book:
Didier Gourvennec Ogor, gallery owner
Gregory Lang, art consultant and producer of projects of artists, works, or exhibitions
Founder of Solang Production Paris Brussels
assisted by Alice Pialoux

Graphic conception of the book:
Change is good
assisted by Paul Atamian

With the contribution of:
Liliana AlbertazziProfessor. Director of Researches
Sarina Basta & Nils Norman, Gulbenkian Curator associated to the Beaux-arts, Paris
Lorenzo Benedetti, Curator, director of de Apple arts Centre, Amsterdam
Marc Donnadieu, Curator in charge of contemporary art at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut (Villeneuve d’Ascq)
Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the moma, New York
Hou Hanru, Artistic director, Maxxi, Museo nazionale delle arti del xxi secolo, Roma
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, and Director
of International Projects at the Serpentine Galleries, London
Sébastien Pluot, Art historian and independant curator Co-director of Art by Translation
Jean-Louis Poitevin, Philosopher, writer, art critic and Editor in chief of TK-21 LaRevue
Chantal Pontbriand, Commissaire d’expositions et d’événements, critique d’art, et fondatrice de pontbriand w.o.r.k.s.
Dieter Roelstraete, Co-curator, Documenta
Sabrina van der LeyDirector for Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art,
Architecture and Design, Oslo
Jeanette Zwingenberger, Independant curator and art critic (aica)