english version / version française
Atrocity Exhibition Archive Paradoxe – Déambulations dans La Foire aux atrocités
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia [see all titles]
  Atrocity Exhibition Archive Paradoxe Déambulations dans La Foire aux atrocités
Edited by Julien Fronsacq.
Texts by Alexis Georgacopoulos, Stéphanie Moisdon, Luc Bergeron, Julien Fronsacq, Andreas Hochuli, Gallien Déjean, Frédéric Jaccaud, Marc Atallah, Brigitte Aubry, Andreas Hochuli, Matthias Sohr.

Graphic design: Maximage (David Keshavjee, Julien Tavelli, Guy Meldem and Andreas Koller).

Published by ECAL with the support of HES-SO.
published in September 2014
French edition
24 x 31 cm (hardcover)
96 pages (color ill.)
€28.00
ISBN: 978-2-8399-1433-8
EAN: 9782839914338
in stock
 
A guide for J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition, between human sciences and science fiction, between the history of art and the medicine including reproductions of 20s pulps and of 60s independent magazines.
This book is designed in the style of a guide for The Atrocity Exhibition, the novel published in 1969 in which James Graham Ballard deploys a singular space where juxtapose a “concrete area”, a “exhibition hall”, a “picture (board)-sculpture”, a “street of Saigon”, etc. 
Atrocity Exhibition Archive Paradoxe is between human sciences and science fiction, between history of art and medicine.
A plural iconography leans on the incredible collection of documents of Maison d'Ailleurs, which includes in particular periodicals going from 20s pulps to the 60's independant magazines.
Works by J.G. Ballard, Francis Baudevin, Stéphane Dafflon, Philippe Decrauzat, Jeremy Deller, Sylvie Fleury, Scott King, Adam McEwen, No Picture Available.

Awarded: “Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013”.