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LETTRIST NEWS AUGUST 2018

BY FRÉDÉRIC ACQUAVIVA


Maurice Lemaître 1926-2018

news_aug_18_01The last creator of the historical first generation of the Lettrist movement left us

 

On July 2, 2018, at the age of 92, Maurice Lemaître closed his eyes. Around 2000 he wrote on one of his magnificent hypergraphic photos: “Creation wants to send you beyond death!” – has his time come now?
(A special section “In Memoriam Maurice Lemaître” to follow soon)


Death notice from Le Monde, July 10, 2018

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The last book of Lemaître

news_aug_18_02Ten days before Maurice Lemaître passed away, his last book was released – in Germany: the reprint of his 1960 erotic “Diary of a womanizer”, both on paper or electronic version, thanks to Rowohlt.
Maurice Lemaître
“Pariser Liebeskarussell”
Rowohlt Repertoire
https://www.rowohlt.de/taschenbuch/pariser-liebeskarussell.html

Dufrêne and Wolman in Lille

news_aug_18_03The exhibition entitled “Debris-collage: recover, rebuild and reconstruct”, that is happening at the LAM Museum in Lille, aims to show a new display of the LAM Collection with works by François Dufrêne next to ones by Chaissac, Fischli and Weiss, Erro, Filliou, Picasso, Pane, Oppenheim, Miro, Rancillac, Rotella, Villeglé, Serge III, as well as by Gil Joseph Wolman.
until September 2
“Débris-collage: récupérer, assembler et reconstruire”
LaM – Lille Museum of Modern Art
1 allée du Musée, 59650 Villeneuve d’Asq/France
http://www.musee-lam.fr/blog/archives/category/decouvrir/les-expositions?mode=agenda&evt=16469&en_cours=1&decade=2010

Broutin exhibition in London

news_aug_18_04At the occasion of Broutin’s double birthday (70 years old and for 50 years a Lettrist) and of the reprint of his best seller “The Inhabitants of New York: Making Love”, that was published 10 years ago at Derrière la Salle de Bains, Frédéric Acquaviva curates now an exhibition with the series of the original works then realized on computer as well as some screenprints on canvas of this astonishing work, which now brings New Yorkers to make love in London.
August 18-28, opening in presence of Broutin, August 18, 6-9pm
“New Yorkers Making Love in London”
Belgrade Café
102 Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 8DJ
Broutin
“Les habitants de New York: Faire l’amour”
Atelier Lettriste, Berlin (reprint)
on demand at workshop@gpbroutin.com

Michel Jaffrenou at BNF, Paris

news_aug_18_05“To Play with Video” is the title of this exhibition, curated by Alain Carou and devoted to Michel Jaffrenou, who belonged for a short time to the Lettrists (with his friends Roberto Altmann and Bernard Girard), at the occasion of the donation of his audiovisual archives to the National Library of France (BNF).
until August 31
Jouer avec la vidéo”
BNF François Mitterrand
Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris
http://www.bnf.fr/documents/cp_jaffrennou.pdf

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