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Anna Toussaint - Image from the movie "Le fatal et le fortuit" directed by Ange Leccia, 2019<br/> &copy; Ange Leccia
Anna Toussaint - Image from the movie "Le fatal et le fortuit" directed by Ange Leccia, 2019
©Ange Leccia
decorative arts, exhibition

Jean-Philippe Toussaint Decorative

from 19.06.2019
at 20h00
to 21.10.2019
at 18h00

An exhibition presented as part of the Bordeaux 2019 Liberty! cultural season

Why and how to show the work of a writer in a museum?

The project stems first of all from the circumstances: the international conference "Lire, voir, penser l'œuvre de Jean-Philippe Toussaint" organized in Bordeaux by Le Belvédère littéraire francophone de la Nouvelle Aquitaine from June 18 to 21, 2019. Therefore, the idea of ​​hosting in parallel the author of La Salle de bain, L’Appareil photo, La Télévision in the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design is obvious.

The artist Ange Leccia joins Jean-Philippe Toussaint to create images and film editing that accompany the various excerpts from novels - Faire l’amourFuir, La Vérité sur Marie - read by the author.
Anna Toussaint, graphic designer and typographer, imagines installations to read extracts from the novel La Télévision.

La Chaise, unpublished text written by Jean-Philippe Toussaint for the exhibition, is on sale exclusively at the madd-bordeaux.

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