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LETTRIST NEWS FEBRUARY 2019

BY FRÉDÉRIC ACQUAVIVA


Lemaître at BRAFA, Brussels

news_feb_19_01The gallerist Patrice Trigano shows Maurice Lemaître at the BRAFA Art Fair at Brussels. Hypergraphy with Greek and Roman sculptures in the background?
until February 3, Stand 116c
BRAFA
Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels/Belgium
https://www.brafa.art/gallery/Galerie-Patrice-Trigano

The first monograph on Isidore Isou

news_feb_19_02The very first monograph on Isou’s artworks “Isidore Isou, Those who ignore my secret weapons cannot understand the meaning of my fight” is being released by the prestigious Editions du Griffon. Acquaviva created a kind of ideal imaginary exhibition that will be a completely new discovery for many, with 280 illustrations of which the majority are previously unknown, an analysis of Isou’s works and of their reception, and a most complete bibliography – all also helpful information before going to visit the Isou exhibition at Centre Pompidou this coming March.
“Isidore Isou”
Frédéric Acquaviva
Editions du Griffon,
Neuchâtel, 280 pages, 280 illustrations, 68€
Distribution: Les Presses du Réel
https://www.editionsdugriffon.com/isidore-isou
http://www.lespressesdureel.com/ouvrage.php?id=4575

The experimental cinema and Lemaître

news_feb_19_03Yves-Marie Mahé is screening “A certain history of the French experimental cinema”, the title of his documentary about the creation of the experimental cinema workshop L’Etna in the second half of the 90s, a place where one could meet the critical and often also threatening Maurice Lemaître. In this video, we can also hear the fantastic Nicole Brenez, and also René Vautier and many other people involved around the Collectif Jeune Cinéma.
February 7, 8pm
“Une certaine Histoire du Cinéma expérimental français”
Le Grand Action
5 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris
http://www.cjcinema.org/pages/seances.php?id_news=818

Isidore Isou and Romania

news_feb_19_04Now everything seems to happen for Isou, who died 12 years ago in total solitude and despised. Just before the Centre Pompidou Isou exhibition, a Romanian smorgasbord exhibition, opportunistically concocted by the curator Ami Barak, now boasts in the press kit: “…Isidore Isou whose poetic inventiveness and originality continue to impress us…“. Indeed, some pieces of Isou are displayed in the middle of the nationalist selection of this exhibition “Ex-East: past and recent stories of Romanian avant gardes”, totally opposite to the cosmic and transnational conceptions of Isou.
February 5 – March 16
“Ex-East: histoires passées et récentes des avant-gardes roumaines”
Espace Niemeyer
2 place du Colonel Fabien, 75019 Paris
http://espace-niemeyer.fr/index.php/2018/12/11/ex-east-histoires-passees-et-recentes-des-avant-gardes-roumaines/

Isou and the Beat generation

news_feb_19_05Andrew Hussey noticed that Isou had been living for a very short time in the street where the Beat Hotel was in Paris. Therefore, we have in this digital issue of “The Creative Spirit” a chapter entitled “From Bucharest to the Beat Hotel: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Revolution on the Left Bank”.
“French and Beat Literatures: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception, and Translation”
L’Esprit Créateur, 58 (4)
Digital download
https://www.fabula.org/actualites/l-esprit-createur-french-and-beat-literatures-mutual-appropriation-reception-translation_88968.php

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