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Michel Gouéry - Les fossiles du futur
An overview of Michel Gouéry's surrealist and exuberant artistic output, through a collection of previously unpublished works and documents, as well as detailed notes by some twenty specialists.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Arsenic Galerie, Paris, in 2023.
Painter at first, until the middle of the 1990s, then sculptor, Michel Gouéry (born 1959 in Rennes, France, lives and works in Paris) practices ceramics with mastery, employing a register that is singular to say the least. Definitely bizarre, telescoping references to artists of the past, to Dada, to Surrealism, to great writers, as well as to the minor registers of science fiction cinema and comics, his work cultivates the anti-conformist, the incongruous and the perverse, without neglecting the perfect quality of the material.
Edited by Christophe de Fabry.
Contributions by Patricia Brignone, Claude d'Anthenaise, Gérard Azoulay, Didier Bénureau, Christophe Bier, Emilie Bouvard, Anne Cartier-Bresson, Julie Chaizemartin, Pierre Durieu, Brina Goldfarb, Alain Kahn-Sriber, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, Richard Leydier, Béatrice Lussol, Bertrand Mandico, Catherine Millet, Xavier-Gilles Néret, Dominique Païni, Phileas Pym, Raoul Salomon, Eric Suchère.
published in October 2023
French edition
24 x 29,7 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
240 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-9577739-3-069
EAN : 9782957773930
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