François Curlet - Crésus & Crusoé
François Curlet - Crésus & Crusoé
François Curlet - Crésus & Crusoé
François Curlet - Crésus & Crusoé

François Curlet - Crésus & Crusoé

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Launch and book signing 21 February 2019, 6pm till 8pm

Lancement et signature 21 février 2019 de 18h à 20h

Published on the occasion of the artist’s retrospective exhibition at MAC's, this catalogue presents the most comprehensive overview of François Curlet’s practice. Since the end of the 1980s, the French artist has elaborated a body of work through which the material world is dismantled by everyday poetry. Making use of both artifact and philosophy, the artist develops a strategy whereby mental associations take the form of allegories. From existential to trivial matters, his work is open to constant reinvention and surprise, using a vocabulary as close to joyful skepticism as it is to cynical laughter.

Hardcover, 215 x 275 mm
200 pages, 172 images
Bilingual edition (French/English)
Texts by François Curlet, Vinciane Despret,
Trisha Donnelly and Denis Gielen
Co-published with MAC's
Edition of 750
ISBN 978-2-930777-27-6