To mark the exhibition La Bibliothèque grise – ch. 4, "Objets parlants", the Digressions series is welcoming a presentation of La Bibliothèque grise via transcription of a conversation between researchers, art critics, educationalists, agronomists and artists. This is a record of the discussions during a meal organised by Jérôme Dupeyrat and Laurent Sfar in response to a tablecloth-survey made public during the exhibition at La Ferme du Buisson. Among the topics were books and reading, education and teaching methods, food and culinary practices, and agriculture and ecology.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, from November 7, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
Jérôme Dupeyrat is the author of a doctoral thesis devoted to artists' books. His activities, often collective (L'agence du doute, BAT éditions and < o > future < o >, La Bibliothèque grise) include research, criticism, publishing, curating and teaching.
Laurent Sfar's work lies at the fringe of the registers of art, design and architecture, between public and private space, geometric space and geographic space.