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Jours de lenteur

Adrien Vescovi - Jours de lenteur
First monograph.
The publication Jours de lenteur (Days of Slowness) is a dive into the world of French artist Adrien Vescovi, in his studio in Marseille, where jars of colors are lined up at the foot of the walls; where found sheets are dipped in concoctions of natural colors and dyed in shades of rust, ochre, mint green or faded lemon; where, once the fabrics are dry, the huge pieces are sewn and assembled. Adrien Vescovi's textile compositions are thought and composed like paintings, both monumental and vulnerable, subject to the natural elements and impregnated with the places where they are exposed.
Jours de lenteur describes the artist's work in the studio up to the eponymous exhibition at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain in 2022. In her text Fictions of Structure, Natasha Marie Llorens, independent curator, writer and professor of art and theory at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, focuses on the artist's practice, on the importance of the grid or structure that underlies his work and that allows the viewer's gaze to be drawn outwards from the work of art, towards a world beyond the frame, and vice versa. At the same time, Vescovi's work is a work on memory, the fabrics having a story to tell as they are the guardians of traces of a past. The text Murano is the transcription of a collaborative workshop organized by the authors Castillo and Joëlle Bachetta with the artist and his temporary assistants. Around the feminist and queer revision in textile art and craft, the workshop posed, among other things, the question of professional and collective relationships within the artist's studio.
Adrien Vescovi (born in 1981 and a graduate of the École supérieure d'art de l'agglomération d'Annecy) has been living and working in Marseille since 2017 after a long practice in the mountains of Haute-Savoie. The artist reinvents with contemporary issues the question of the free canvas and of a painting thought at an architectural and natural scale. The importance of the context in which the artist comes to install his works is for him an essential factor of study. Adrien Vescovi composes temporalities, assembles colours worked according to different alchemical processes from air (sun and moon rays), earth (ochres and plants) and fire (cooking, infusions). His way of sewing is a way of painting. Chance is his ally.
Texts by Joëlle Bachetta, Castillo, Natasha Marie Llorens, Stilbé Schroeder.
published in March 2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
20 x 30 cm (hardcover)
96 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-563-4
EAN : 9788867495634
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