Édouard Levé

Galerie Loevenbruck

A useful piece of information before we start: The artist Edouard Levé is also a writer and has published a collection of 533 projects entitled Oeuvres (P.O.L., 2003), beginning: “I. A book describes the works an author has thought of but has not produced.” Which is to say a miscellaneous list of possible paintings, videos, and performances; architectural models cut up into sections, crazy people walking in the street filmed from behind, a museum in which all the paintings are covered in black fabric, a painter who recopies the abstract canvases made by monkeys, and so on. In his book, Levé thus creates an inventory, a future retrospective, indeed, the catalogue raisonné of a contemporary artist.

This spring, Levé will publish his second book, Journal: It assembles news items collected from the press, but without the names of people and places or any of those expressive turns of phrase

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