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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Nil Yalter

2016

Format 14×19 cm, 61 p., ill. en couleur, FR/GB
Texts / Fabienne Dumont, Philippe Artières
ISBN : 978–2–911271–25–0
Avalaible at the Frac Lorraine
€ 10,00

On the occasion of the first French retrospective of the work byNil Yalter, 49 Nord 6 Est invites you to discover over a dozenpieces by this firmly engaged artist of Turkish origin, most ofwhich have never been shown on the national artistic scene!-A voluntary exile, Nil Yalter (1938, Cairo, Egypt), settled inParis in 1965. She is a pioneering, spirited, and original artistmotivated by social and political convictions. She creates hybridworks that combine video, painting, drawing, photography, colla-ge, as well as performance and installation. Rooted in conceptualart, her work does not reject either form or materiality and, inits singular approach, eludes the contemporary artistic canons.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Doug Wheeler

2016

14×19 cm, 139 p., FR/GB
Texts / Daniel Buren, Germano Celant, Doug Wheeler & Béatrice Josse
ISBN : 978–2-911271–23-6
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 15,00

A poet of light, Doug Wheeler creates atmospheres of a rare sensuality. Since the 1960s, the famous American artist has been unhinging our senses and guiding us to inhabit moments of liminality, instants of suspension in pure light. This catalogue documents Doug Wheelers’ first solo exhibition in Europe, which has taken place in 2012 at Frac Lorraine. The texts go with some views of the exhibition as well as the installation plans of the artworks.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Dector & Dupuy

2016

Format 16,5×24 cm, 139 p., ill. coul. et n&b, FR
Textes / Dector & Dupuy, Keren Detton, Jean-Marc Huitorel ; entretien avec les artistes par Christophe Domino
Conception graphique / Jocelyne Fracheboud
ISBN : 978–2-9533912–3-7
Disponible au Frac Lorraine
€ 25,00

Présentée sous la forme d’une liste alphabétique de titres d’œuvres, d’expositions et d’arrêts de visite-performance, cette publication monographique rétrospective entend révéler la densité de la recherche artistique du duo qui a pris pour sujet la ville et les espaces qu’elle réserve à l’improvisation et aux lignes de fuite. Une édition complétée du premier numéro du journal SONG réalisé par Dector et Dupuy.

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EDITION

SF - The Metz SF Festival (1976-1986)

2015

14×19 cm, 159 p., FR/GB
Texts / Hélène Meisel, Béatrice Josse
ISBN : 978–2–911 271–22–9
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 15,00

Like the beings it brings to life, SF is metamorphic, sprawling, and elusive. Consequently, this glossary can’t pretend to elucidate its origin or clarify its definition. Rather, it’s a question of exploring the wonderful diversity of SF through the eleven iterations of the Metz Festival. This glossary is thus meant to be read in a non-linear manner: terms followed by an asterisk have their own specific entry, whereas arrows cross-reference other terms.

This little glossary is a gift to all the generations who grew up with Philip K. Dick and Ursula Le Guin.
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MULTIPLE D'ARTISTE

Tic & Tac - Jean-Jacques Dumont

2015

2 cards, 14×21 cm, colour, FR/GB
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 1,00

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine Production at the occasion of the exhibition « Si ce monde vous déplaît…», 09/11/13 – 09/02/14

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Body Talk

2015

Format 17×24 cm, 192 p., ill. en couleur, FR/GB
Artists / Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valérie Oka, Tracey Rose, Billie Zangewa
ISBN : 978–2–940524-35–8
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 25,00

Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. The critical resonance of a specifically African – and black – feminism, together with the spread of artistic practices to international networks, have given shape to the development of a black feminist art. Stemming from the continent and the Diaspora, this black feminist art depicts bodies that continue a tradition of activism and freedom of speech.

Texts: Sarah Adams, Eva Barois De Caevel, Ken Bugul, Frieda Ekotto, Koyo Kouoh, Lesego Rampolokeng, et Alya Sebti, and Foreword by Béatrice Josse, Åsa Nacking et Dirk Snauwaert.
~Editors: RAW Material Company, WIELS, Lunds konsthall, 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine & Motto Books
Edited by Koyo Kouoh~
Graphic Design: Rasmus Koch Studio
Distribution: Motto.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Aftershow - Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

2015

21×28 cm, 190 p., 1 b&w ill., 130 col. ill., GB
Sternberg Press.
ISBN : 978–3-95679–049-2
€ 25,00

As an artists’ book, Aftershow engages with the recent film installations of Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.

Installation shots, research material, scripts, and film stills give an insight into the artists’ investigation of performance in film and their dense net of references to experimental film, the history of photography, sound, and underground (drag) performances. The book’s title alludes to an interest in opaque events that are belated, left backstage or off-screen. A number of (fictitious) letters to friends and collaborators such as Sharon Hayes, Yvonne Rainer, Ginger Brooks-Takahashi, and Jack Smith place the work of Boudry & Lorenz in a context of debates around temporalities, activism, the archival, decolonizing practices, and queer histories.

Published following the exhibition “Patriarchal Poetry” at the Badischer Kunstverein, September 27– November 24, 2013.
Design by Müller & Wesse with Luise Bartels

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

The Translator's Voice

2015

14×19 cm, 120 p., 16 b&w ill., FR/GB/ESP/GAL/NOR
Artists / Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Erik Bünger, Luis Camnitzer, Rainer Ganahl, Dora García, Joseph Grigely, Susan Hiller, Christoph Keller, Fabrice Samyn, Zineb Sedira, Mladen Stilinović, Nicoline van Harskamp, Ingrid Wildi Merino
ISBN 978–84-943529–0-4
€ 2,00

A mother tongue, a foreign tongue, an official, endangered, or pidgin language… Whatever category it falls into, not only is language a medium of communication, but it also filters our experience of the world. Through language, there arise the questions of culture, power, and identity. So if “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world” (Wittgenstein), it’s about time to break those boundaries…

The Translator’s Voice“ is the winning project of the Award for Young Curators 2014 MARCO / FRAC Lorraine / SFKM.

Editor: Martin Waldmeier.Graphic design: Fontarte, Warszawa (PL)

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Les Immémoriales.
Pour une écologie féministe

2014

14×19 cm, 159 p., FR/GB
Texts / Chloé Delaume, Agnes Denes, Elsa Dorlin, Monika Grzymala, Lucy R. Lippard, Cecilia Vicuña
ISBN : 978–2–911271–21–2
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 15,00

Environmental movements, which emerged in the 1960s [1] in response to the excesses of the consumer society and sprawling industrialization, have fundamentally transformed our relation to the world. They have managed to imprint in our consciousness the idea that human beings are responsible for the general degradation of the planet. Millennial oral traditions are becoming extinct, and, along with them, entire segments of human culture and history pass into oblivion.
Following the stream of water in order to grasp the thread of life, this publication tries to renew the vital connection between the human and the Earth.

1— Silent Spring by Rachel Louise Carson appeared in 1962. This book was a bestseller which popularized the term “ecology” in the United States.
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EDITION

ABECEDARIUM BESTIARIUM – Portraits d'affinités en métaphores animales d'Antonia Baehr

2013

Format 17×24 cm, 144 p., ill. en couleur, GB
Conception graphique : Jocelyne Fracheboud
Conception et textes : Antonia Baehr
Coédition : far°festival des arts vivants Nyon (CH), make-up production, Berlin (DE) et 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR)
Langue : anglais
ISBN13 : 978–2-970–08861-5

Disponible au Frac Lorraine
€ 16,00

Première monographie de l’artiste Antonia Baehr. Sorte d’abécédaire de la bestialité, l’artiste questionne dans cet ouvrage la norme et notre relation à l’animal et animalité.
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D’abord imaginé pour la scène, l’artiste a invité ses ami(e)s à écrire des partitions chorégraphiques pour elle, basées sur un abécédaires d’animaux disparus: D comme dodo, T comme tigre de Tasmanie, S comme Steller’s sea cow (la rhytine de Steller)... Les auteur(e)s choisissent un animal avec lequel elles/ils ont une affinité. Il en résulte une série de miniatures chorégraphiques hétéroclites qui reflètent leur relation respective à l’animal choisi ainsi que leur amitié avec Antonia Baehr. Pour réaliser le livre Abecedarium Bestiarium, la chorégraphe a demandé aux auteur/e/s de proposer une contribution. Chacune d’elle constitue un chapitre de l’abécédaire et est accompagnée d’une gravure représentant l’auteur/e en double portrait avec l’animal disparu associé. Aussi bien le spectacle que le livre s’appréhende de manière autonome.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Marco Godinho - Endless time searching

2013

Authors: Patrick Javault, Didier Damiani.
17×24 cm ; 96 p., FR/GB / Editions Analogues
ISBN : 978–2-35864–043-5.
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 24,00

En jouant des phénomènes d’apparition et de disparition dans son œuvre, Marco Godinho s’intéresse aux frontières complémentaires entre le visible et l’invisible, le tangible et l’aléatoire, pour questionner notre rapport à la vie, l’idée même de présence et d’absence, de mémoire et de réminiscence, du temps qui passe et de la recherche infinie de sens dans un monde de plus en plus incertain.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Marie and William: a performance by Alex Cecchetti

2013

14×23 cm, 103 p., ill. b&w and col., GB
ISBN: 9788867491568
€ 16,00

Alex Cecchetti knows that “a story is an object, but one that does not take any space for storage, or not as much as a painting or a sculpture.” Indeed, the story of Marie and William, a performance by the artist, assumes the shape of a book. The content—photography, drawings, and captions—is stylishly arranged on the pages, visually akin to a collage—scanned, not 3D-printed. The story is rendered flat, but like so many stories captured in surfaces, it deals with movement. “Think of a dance manual, or a script made of stills. In fact, it does not even know it is a book, it thinks itself to be a record on a turn table.”

A MIDI book. MIDI is an imprint of Mousse Publishing directed by Åbäke.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

The least of the world

2012

14×19 cm, 31 p., FR/GB
Artists / M. Abramovic, S. Fritscher, C. Horsfield, A.V. Janssens, T.Mouraud, Y.Oulab & I.Wilson
ISBN : 978–2–911271–19–9
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 10,00

An introspective, meditative immersion, in the company of visual artists and musicians, aimed at experiencing a fourth temporality: neither the past nor the present, nor the future, but a vibrating dimension of “between parentheses”.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

formes brèves, autres, 25

2012

Audio catalogue with oral contributions of the artists
Usb key, FR/GB
Artists / Anna Barham, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Alejandro Cesarco, Amélie Dubois, Dora Garcia, Fabio Kacero, David Lamelas, Jan Mancuska, Helen Mirra, Claire Morel, Tania Mouraud, Ewa Partum, Charles Sandison
ISBN : 978–2-911271–20-5
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 9,00

To walk into a three-dimensional book: this we are invited to
do by Anja Isabel Schneider who regards her exhibition as a
reading in itself, subject to interruptions and suspensions
generated by the architecture of the place. The selected works
examine the relations and interactions between the text and the
reader, the condition, the act, and the process of reading
which give rise to meaning.

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T-SHIRT

49 NORD 6 EST T-shirts

2012

Sizes
Women’s: XS, S, M, L, XL
Men’s: S, M, L
Children’s: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/14

Adult / 10€
Child / 8€

Available at Frac Lorraine


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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Berni Searle : Interlaced

2011

Format 29,5 X 21 cm ; 80 p ; ill. colour, FR/GB/NL
Publisher / Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem
Co-publishers / Frac Lorraine & Cultuurcentrum Brugge
ISBN : 978–90-72861–48-1
€ 20.00

The first retrospective of the South-African artist in Europe. On this occasion, Berni Searle has been commissioned to create a new work, shot in Brugges. Interlaced, a triple screen video installation, in which the artist performs with gold leafed hands and black lace, could allude to the dark side of the history of the Belgian Congo, but also expresses a deeper sense of loss while questioning the status quo.
A trilingual catalogue outlines the origins of the film Interlaced and inscribes it in the broader context of Berni Searle’s work.

Texts by: Mirjam Westen, Julie McGee, Michel Dewilde
Graphic design: Joann & Sisters

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

A Serpentine Gesture and Other Prophecies

2011

Format 14×19 cm, 78 p., 12 ill. en couleur, FR/GB/DE
Artistes / Benoît Billotte, Inaki Bonillas, Anthony Gormley, Monika Grzymala, Werner Herzog, Corey McCorkle, Pierre-Étienne Morelle, Pratchaya Phinthong, Ian Wilson
ISBN : 978–2-911271–18-2
Disponible au Frac Lorraine
€ 10,00

The Timeline commonly governs our concept of History… with a beginning and an end! But what if its implacable logic is nothing but an illusion? Linear time, circular time, reversible time are all different ways of thinking of and dreaming the world and of putting an end to apocalyptic visions!


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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

The Aesthetic of the Poles.
A Testament of Ice

2010

Format 14×19 cm, 66 p., 17 ill. colour., FR/GB/DE
Artists/ Dove Allouche et Evariste Richer, Darren Almond, Dominique Auerbacher, Jean-Jacques Dumont, Joachim Koester, Julien Loustau, Bertrand Lozay, Lucy + Jorge Orta, David Renaud, Guido van der Werve, Marijke van Warmerdam
ISBN 978–2-911271–17-5
€ 10,00

The eleven artists featured in the exhibition The Aesthetic of the Poles: A Testament of Ice at the FRAC this winter, will present a range of reflections and testimonies which, by confronting man with nature and himself, compel us to consider our own individual and collective responsibilities.
A catalogue in which initiatory journey and social utopias meet, and Being, once more becomes human. Buy it before it’s gone!

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Forever

2010

Format 15×21 cm, ill. b&w, FR/GB
€ 30.00

Forever exists by virtue of the convention which ties the artist to the FRAC Lorraine. The work takes the form of a webcam installed in one of the exhibition halls which potentially allows the artist to observe, non-stop and forever, whatever does or doesn’t happen in the room.

Permanent work

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Flying down to Earth

2010

Format 287 p ; ill. colour and b&w, FR/GB/ES
Artists / S. Beckett, M. Bridges, F. de Carvalho, C. Lucas, O. Mohammed, V. Mréjen, J.A. Restrepo, Taller E.P.S. Huayco, M. Vatamanu & F. Tudor, A. Vogler
ISBN : 978–84-936360–6-7
€ 15.00

On the occasion of the exhibition Volando hacia la tierra / Flying down to Earth, MARCO and FRAC Lorraine have published a quatrilingual catalogue (Galician-Spanish-French-English) edited by Inti Guerrero which brings together a number of essays by: Lucy Lippard, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Cosmin Costinas, Álvaro Díez Astete and Rasha Salti; artist’s text by José Alejandro Restrepo as well as the peculiar aesthetic, psychological and social theses by renowned playwright Samuel Beckett and controversial avant-garde artist Flávio de Carvalho.

Texts by: S. Beckett/A. Schneider, F. de Carvalho, C. Costinas, A. Díez Astete, I. Guerrero, L. Lippard, C. Medina, J.A. Restrepo, D. Rodrigues Amaro, R. Salti
Edition: MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo
Design: Dardo ds (Cristina Moralejo)

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MULTIPLE D'ARTISTE

Art erroriste - Videoplan

2010

Map, 50×60 cm ; 10×20 cm
49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine Production
Available at Frac Lorraine
€ 1,00

The “errorist” movement denounces modes of conduct based solely on language and vision. The surveillance camera has invaded public places, turning everyone into virtual culprits. But it also represents a dream
of a society without phantasms, without secrets.
A unique occasion to be filmed as you wish.

http://arterroriste.pagesperso-orange.fr/videosurveillance.html

Art erroriste : Lionel Mallegol was born in 1969, Céline Matal was born in 1970. They live in Lannion (FR).

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POSTER

Edith Dekyndt - One second of silence

2010

Poster, 80×60 cm
Available at Frac Lorraine € 3,00

Revealing poetic aspects of certain physical phenomena, Edith Dekyndt’s video invites us to contemplate in silence a transparent flag. Floating in the air, its body mingling with the sky as if the flag were its
emblem, it becomes one with its background. Gradually diluting it to the point of invisibility, the artist unfolds an infinite landscape before our eyes. Denouncing systematic land appropriation, Edith Dekyndt invents
a new territory: that of boundless imagination.

Poster realized from the video One second of silence (Part 01, New York), 2008 of Edith Dekyndt – Frac Lorraine Collection

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

(A)gravity weightless narratives

2009

Format 14×19 cm, 68 p., 10 ill. colour, FR/GB/DE
Artists / Tom Marioni, Jiro Nakayama, Dominika Skutnik, Didier Vermeiren, Lara Almarcegui, Edith Dekyndt,
Ricardo Jacinto, Yoko Ono, Yazid Oulab, Lucien Pelen
ISBN 9782911271168
€ 10,00

In order to prolong the state of weightlessness inspired by the exhibition, to preserve a trace of these ephemeral and poetic encounters, and ease your return to reality…
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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

2 or 3 things I don't know about her - Towards a post(?)- feminist manifesto

2008

Format 14×19 cm, 120 p., 10 ill. colour, FR/GB
Artists/ Chantal Akerman, Manon de Boer, Gérard Byrne, Esther Ferrer, Nan Goldin, Katarzyna Kozyra, Natalia LL, Annette Messager, Jo Spence, Ingrid Wildi
ISBN 9782911271114
€ 15,00 / OUT OF STOCK

Carrying on from the 2 or 3 things I don’t know about her [2 ou 3 choses que j’ignore d’elles] exhibition, held in the spring of 2007, Frac Lorraine continues looking into notions of feminism, post- feminism and gender through a publication which is planned, not as a definitive or reference work, but as the reflection of the diversity of possible approaches and ways of thinking.
This project is conceived on the lines of a manifesto and includes 18 singular opinions, 18 views and commitments over a definition or a keyword specific to each contributor. The choice of writers, the opening up to authors working in different areas (artists, art critics, sociologists, writers, etc.), the European dimension of
these guests, echoes the work done by the Frac in recent years and to a constantly reasserted determination to sidestep the idea of any single view or thinking.

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MONOGRAPHIE D’ARTISTE

Patrick Neu

2008

Format 17×22,5 cm, 111 p., 53 ill. colour., FR/GB
Co-edition/ CEAAC (Centre Européen d’actions artistiques contemporaines)
Diffusion / Analogues
ISBN 9782915772265
€ 25,00

The Moment that Never Ends…
Frail faces drawn in indian ink on a butterfly’s wings, gouache drawings on carbonized paper, crystal coats of armour, scenes and figures engraved with a pen nib in the lampblack of a crystal glass (...), Patrick Neu’s works are so many exercises in “sculptural funambulism”, combining “ambition and levity, apparent insignificance and gravity, perfect modesty and utter technical mastery” (Didier Semin). Challenging to our imagination, our understanding, his works cannot be reduced to their virtuosity and seduction. They offer first and foremost a meditation on time, a reflection on the transient, on the unavoidable and unforeseeable instability of things and of the moment.
This book reviews Patrick Neu’s career, and an œuvre in which “visual magic makes way for a lucidity that is the reverse of any re-enchantment” (Frédéric Wecker, art 21, winter 2008). This is the first monograph devoted to his work.
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MULTIPLE D'ARTISTE

David Renaud

2008

Deception Island
Carte topographique, 66×90 cm ; pliée : 18×22 cm
Production CAC Vilnius, Platform Grand Est.
Réédition du Frac Lorraine
150 ex. : 10 euros

Pensés, imaginés et conçus spécifiquement par les artistes, les multiples sont des œuvres éditées en plusieurs exemplaires. Le Frac Lorraine porte un regard particulièrement attentif à cette forme de création artistique. Leur économie de moyen les rend accessibles à tous. Une belle manière de soutenir la création… et un premier pas vers la collection !

Nombre d’œuvres de David Renaud prennent la forme de cartes, maquettes ou plans-reliefs, constituant peu à peu un atlas multiforme. Nul besoin de pays fantaisiste pour donner pied à notre imagination. L’artiste se contente de nous faire (re)découvrir des espaces inhabités ou désertiques, à nous laisser rêver sur des destinations aux noms évocateurs, à nous laisser donner corps et sens à des aplats de couleur, à des espaces infinis, à des creux et des vides qui tous renvoient à une histoire humaine.

L’île de la Déception (62°57°S 60°36°W) est située aux portes de la Péninsule Antarctique.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

A l’horizon de Shangri-La

2007

Format 14×19 cm, 54p., 15 ill. colour., FR/GB/DE
Artists/ Kimsooja, Qin Ga, Su-Mei Tse, Xu Zhen,
Qiu Zhiije, Hamish Fulton, Marco Godinho, Laurent Tixador & Abraham Poinceval
ISBN 978291127113
€ 10,00

A little more Shangri-La anyone? Extend your stay in the “Country of the sacred and of peace”, on the heights of Everest, with the show’s little red book. The artists guide us along paths leading to the ideal city and invite us to see whether Utopia is still alive and well there, and peace flourishing.
However, watch out for clichés: the artists rethink and take over this Asian, historical and philosophical heritage, up to and including the recent utopian and revolutionary offshoots, confronting us along the way with the ideological and exotic dimension of our view, thie eternal western model through which we seek to interpret the world.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Lida Abdul/Tania Bruguera.
Now, Here, Over There

2007

Format 14×19 cm, 96 p., ill. colour and b&w. FR/GB
Artists / Lida Abdul, Tania Bruguera
ISBN 978–2-911271–11-3
€ 15,00

What alternatives, what recourse do we have when faced with the prevailing images and information and the official rhetoric? How can we go about conveying and testifying to what is going on Now, Here, Over There in a different way? Lida Abdul (Afghanistan) and Tania Bruguera (Cuba) respectively engage in a reflexion on their country’s situation. They break with the distancing of images and set about finding an answer, in the form of an action, performance, or physical commitment, whether it be through the artist’s body or that of the
viewer enlisted as a player.

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CATALOGUE DE COLLECTION

IN/VISIBLE.
Collection, productions
Frac Lorraine

2006

Format 16,5×22,8 cm, 336 p.,
100 ill. b&w, FR/GB
Diffusion : JRP | Ringier
ISBN 2940271801
€ 30,00

The book, seen as a space for reflection, takes a look back at some sixty key works in the Frac Lorraine collection. With productions by female artists, protocols for context-sensitive reactivation, performances, cinema and dance, the works question the very notion of the collection and attempt to roll back the limits to it.
This reflection is indissociable from the production work done by the Frac Lorraine; from its inscription within the public space of the region, to special interventions on site at 49 Nord 6 Est, up to the invitation extended to artists within the space of the page, the book recalls the important stages in the life of the institution!
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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Antipodes

2006

Format 14×19 cm, 54 p., 15 ill. colour. FR/GB
Artists/ Isabelle Krieg, Mario Merz, Catharina Van Eetvelde & Abigail Lang, Neal Beggs, Angela Detanico & Raphaël Lain, Marco Godhino, James Turrell, David Renaud
ISBN 2911271106
€ 10,00

Antipodes plunges us into a redrawn landscape: from marine expanses to distant constellations, from minerality to the ethereal shapes of imaginary or real islands, the landscape is blurred in large-scale confusion. Certainties make way for new universes that question how we take in the world and the arbitrariness of conventions.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Uchrony and other fictions

2006

Format 14×19 cm, 74 p., 17 ill. colour. FR/GB/DE
Artists / Marine Hugonnier, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Barbara & Michaël Leisgen, Joëlle Tuerlinckx,
Vadim Fishkin, David Lamelas, Gianni Motti, Evariste Richer, Christian Waldvogel, Jordan Wolfson.
ISBN 2911271092
€ 10,00

In this high-speed age of information in real time, artists are inventing new time patterns. Making us think how absurd our conventions for measuring time are, questioning our rational systems, they suggest possible shifts, fresh approaches and – why not? – parallel dimensions of time.

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MULTIPLE D'ARTISTE

Neal Beggs

2006

Metz Starmap
Carte, 67×98,5 cm ; pliée : 11×22cm
900 ex., pliés : 10 euros
100 ex., en édition limitée pliés, signés et numérotés par l’artiste : 100 euros
Production 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine et Neal Beggs

Pensés, imaginés et conçus spécifiquement par les artistes, les multiples sont des œuvres éditées en plusieurs exemplaires. Le Frac Lorraine porte un regard particulièrement attentif à cette forme de création artistique. Leur économie de moyen les rend accessibles à tous. Une belle manière de soutenir la création… et un premier pas vers la collection !

Starmaps est une carte topographique de la ville de Metz et de ses environs réinterprétée à la manière d’une carte du ciel. Proposée par Neal Beggs, imprimée sur papier type IGN, la carte transcrit ce territoire dépourvu de toutes ses informations usuelles car complètement recouvert de noir et ponctué de quelques points blancs figurant les « sommets » de Metz. Elle s’accompagne d’une note d’intention de l’artiste et est pliée à la manière d’une carte topographique classique.
Le projet, avec un grand sens poétique, joue sur l’interchangeabilité possible du vertical / horizontal – et sur la confusion sommets / constellations. Cet objet, original et poétique, offre une vision pour le moins inédite et astronomique de notre territoire…

Le Frac Lorraine figure parmi les points puisque sa présence sur la Colline Ste-Croix en fait l’un des points « culminants » de Metz !

Neal Beggs, né en 1959 à Larne, Irlande du Nord (GB). Vit et travaille à Chevru (FR)

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Teresa Margolles

2005

Format 14×19 cm, 70 p., 18 ill. colour, FR/GB
ISBN 2911271076
€ 15,00

A monograph dedicated to Teresa Margolles’s radical existential projects in Frac Lorraine and Centre d’art contemporain in Brétigny in Spring 2005. Revisiting the codes of minimal and conceptual art, Teresa Margolles introduced death among the living and reinvented the modern vanity.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

When Latitudes become Swiss

2005

Format 14×19 cm, 60 p., 19 ill. colour, FR/GB/AL
Artists / Neal Beggs, Marine Hugonnier, Aki Ikemura, Stephan Huber, Jean-Christophe Massinon, Philippe Rahm, Roman Signer, Monica Studer & Christoph Van Den Berg (...)
ISBN : 2911271068
€ 5,00 / OUT OF STOCK

This catalogue is sure to take you out of the routine with something exotic as it explores Switzerland and the Swiss mountains in people’s imagination! Quand les latitudes deviennent suisses (When Latitudes become Swiss) focuses on a questioning of the ideal view of the mountain and its landscape. Underlining the natural / artificial relationship, the installations and works contribute to the deconstruction of one idea of the sublime, even though the sublime is what we’re looking for.

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CATALOGUE D’EXPOSITION

Wall to be Destroyed

2005

Format 14×19 cm, 68 p., 18 ill. colour, FR/GB/DE
Artists/ Lida Abdul, Judith Barry, Monica Bonvicini, Marguerite Duras, Jeppe Hein, Alicja Karska & Aleksandra Went, Gordon Matta-Clark
ISBN : 2–911271-08–4
€ 10, 00 ! / OUT OF STOCK

The catalogue invites us to mull over questions addressed in the exhibition regarding notions of physical and mental limits, and to think about the way monumentality continues to haunt contemporary art and architectural practices.

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Exhibition / June 23 – Nov 05, 17 /Human Resources Curator: Virginie Jourdain. Thursday, June 22: 7pm – opening in the presence of the curator and the artists & 7.30pm – performance “Lines and other casualties” of Martine Viale

 

Frac in live / June 22, 7.30pm at Frac, Free admisison/ Lines and other casualties performance of Martine Viale

 

Art-Action Lab / Sat 24 June 2–6pm, at Frac, free upon reservation / Body Performance with Martine Viale, artist. Introduction: Virginie Jourdain

 

Special kids / Sunday 24 June 3.00pm at Frac, Admission Free / L’atelier du dimanche

 

Grand Est Project / June 23 – Nov 05, 17, at Frac, Free Admission / Orée du jour Julie C. Fortier, artist

 

Restitution de résidence / June 23 – Nov 05, 17, at Frac, free admission / Lorraine family albums Ysé Tran, filmmaker