The Pure Fiction group exhibition is on at Paris’ Marian Goodman Gallery, opening June 10 and running to July 22.
Curated by Julie Boukobza, the show presents selected works by artists living a “double life” in using both visual and written means as part of their practice. The survey spans people born between 1899 and 1990, including Ed Atkins, Win McCarthy, Josef Strau, Michael Dean and Pierre Klossowski, along with works like Bunny Rogers‘ Cunny Poems and Lily-Reynaud Dewar’s A body as public as a book can be.
The press release opens with a quote from Belgian-born poet Henri Michaux —also included in the exhibition — that says “Born, raised, educated in an exclusively ‘verbal’ milieu and culture, I paint to de-condition myself”.
Accompanying the exhibited works, will be books and writing presented on a shelf that doubles as a long frieze, while others contributions come from Robert Filliou, Giuseppe Penone and Marcel Broodthaers.
See the Marian Goodman Gallery website for details.**