New and historical texts by artists, writers and cultural agents that ballades amongst the themes of seduction, glamour and politics.
Don't be deceived by the dark metal tone of the cover, or the winter release date. The Provence Summer Reader: After Dark
(the second book co-published by Paraguay Press and Provence
) is a reader for all seasons—a reverse roman de gare for all flights! Maintaining the light tone ofThe Provence City Guide: Nice
, After Dark
combines new and historical texts by artists, writers and cultural agents that ballades amongst the themes of seduction, glamour and politics. Infused with the effects of technology on our social relations, the contributions vary from narratives about cruising on the French Riviera, to reflections on the art world, from sexual investigation, to poetry, not to mention a suite of illustrations by Siw Umsonst.
A flirty book to flick through or read cover-to-cover, After Dark
offers you a nice excuse to do nothing but read during sunny days on a ski-resort terrace or hot nights in bed with light breezes. Wave your expectations goodbye and experience intimate encounters with celebrity (Maria Callas' weight problems, at least) through the eyes of Helmut Berger. Go deeper into the work of desire via a discussion between Carter Mull and Shelby Sells, or a dinner confession recalled by Marina Pinsky. Get into Gerry Bibby
's head and reflect on consumerist logic through his socio-politico-sexual vignettes, and so much more… After Dark
is the perfect mixer for all spirits.
Tobias Kaspar (born in 1984) is a Swiss artist currently living and working in Rome. His work has been exhibited at Silberkuppe
in Berlin, Marcelle Alix in Paris, and Peter Kilchmann in Zurich. He recently participated in So Machen Wir Es
at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Based in Berlin
at the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, and Human Valley
at the Zurich Kunsthalle.