Alain Huck, Ancholia

On the occasion of his Ancholia exhibition, Alain Huck worked on four monumental charcoal drawings (each one measured 2140 x 3170 mm). In order to bring a new interpretation of this work, the book proposes to show these drawings at scale 1:1 as you flick through the pages. So instead of having an overview of each drawing at a glance, you get to see fragments of it, based on a movement going from left to right, up and down. The book also shows a text from the artist, actually made up of 82 excerpts from other books — their references can be found in the next section of the book, where the layout echoes the first section

Published for the eponym exhibition at the Centre culturel suisse, Paris, France. February – April 2012

Format: 285 × 380 mm
Pages: 320

André Baldinger & Toan Vu-Huu

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