Strongly influenced by Borges, the work of Jean-Christophe Norman (born 1964, lives and works in Besançon, France) examines notions of time, territory and copying, taking the form of performances, walking, writing, photographs or drawings.
Issue of the Cahiers du Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel dedicated to French artist Jean-Christophe Norman with essays by Jean-Michel Espitallier, Patrice Joly, Frank Smith, Ulrich Weber, and an original work by Norman inspired by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt's library.
Since 2010, Sophie Lapalu and Jean-Christophe Norman have worked together in the form of interviews and critical writings focussing on artistic actions and their visibility. De l'action à la conversation (“From action to conversation”) forms part of this reflective approach.
This first monograph retraces the artist's career since 2005 and explores the various facets of his work through lavish illustrations, an essay by Laurent Buffet and an interview with the artist by Marjorie Micucci.