& : Christophe Daviet-Thery Livres et Editions d’Artistes 34 rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris tel : + 33(0)1 53 79 05 95 fax : + 33(0)1 43 54 74 93 www. daviet-thery.com
at the gallery on 12th April - 22th May, 2013.
Vernissage: Friday 12th April at 6pm-9pm
Ulises Carrión SONNET(S) 1972
Michalis Pichler OTHER SONNET(S) 2009 - (ongoing)
In 1972, Ulises Carrión produced his first artist's book "SONNET(S)" which consists of a 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled "Heart"s Compass".Using the langage like a material, Carrión writes Rossetti's poem over and over again on a typewriter, in slightly different versions.
Michalis Pichler, a Berlin-based experimental writer, artist and publisher, in a similar approach, created 44 new variations produced and published a book titled "SOME MORE SONNET(S)" - and on the last page of this book announced a multitude of OTHER SONNET(S), mostly imaginary .
In an ongoing process, Pichler produced some of them, like "THIRTYSIX LITHOGRAPHED SONNETS".