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Jérôme Dupeyrat et Laurent Sfar
collection Digressions 09

collection Digressions Jérôme Dupeyrat et Laurent Sfar

collection Digressions
Jérôme Dupeyrat et Laurent Sfarcollection Digressions
Jérôme Dupeyrat et Laurent Sfar
Captures Éditions
French, English


36 pages
215 x 135 mm
ISBN 9782491549053


To mark the exhibition La Bibliothèque grise – ch. 4, “Objets parlants”, the Digressions series is welcoming a presentation of the exhibition via transcription of  a record of conversation between researchers, art critics, educationists, agronomists and artists. During a meal organised by Jérôme Dupeyrat and Laurent Sfar, discussion revolved around an investigation into the agro-ecological transition, summed up on a tablecloth-publication and a dinner service presented during the exhibition at La Ferme du Buisson.

About the Artists
Often collective, Jérôme Dupeyrat‘s activities take place in different areas of the work of art: research and criticism, publishing, curating of exhibition and artistic programming, creation and teaching. Through all of these practices, he pays attention to the multiple relationships between art, publishing, images, media, pedagogy and politics.

Laurent Sfar‘s work lies at the fringe of the registers of art, design and architecture, between public and private space, geometric space and geographic space.

About the Collection
Initiated in 2017 by Julie Pellegrin and the team of the Contemporary Art Center La Ferme du Buisson in collaboration with the Captures editions, Digressions is a collection of interviews (bilingual French / English) which accompanies the programming of the Art Center. Through conversations with the guest artists, the notebooks give access behind the scenes of the projects and testify to the reflections, research, methodologies and sometimes doubts or trial and error that nourish a work process. By giving the floor to the artists, the whole collection makes very singular voices heard which nevertheless resonate with each other to explore shared questions around the performance and the writing of the exhibition, the commitment corporal and political, of the decompartmentalization of disciplines.

For each issue, there is a change in color of the cover paper with or without embossing, distinguishing the publications in relation to the artistic project. The inside pages are printed in a pantone tone and the transition to the English language is materialized by a double-page image resulting from the research work. Postcards from the exhibitions are printed and inserted randomly into the notebooks like bookmarks. The elegant and dynamic layout by Claire Moreux marries the intricacies of reflection by inviting the reader to navigate, literally, in the text.

About the Publisher
Captures’ initial priority was to publish artists’ books, an association artist, graphic designer and publisher, free of all constraints. Subsequently, with the constant desire to prioritize the artist’s voice, uncover research, differences and debates on the question of art, other collections were born: monographs, collective works and interviews.