Comment Section #1
COMMENT SECTION #1
Apr. 25 - May 4, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Made in Town
On the occasion of the launch of the inaugural issue of Comment Section, Made in Town invites the young Parisian publishing house Holoholo to presente the genesis of this project and its particular principles – writing, graphic design, and publishing – put in place by this artistic collective for the conception and production of these periodical reviews.
Comment Section is a collection of writings about writing, a space for commentary based on a double-protocol that strictly separates writing and layout. In the style of a conversation, the text content is built through games of rebound between different contributors.
The inaugural issue puts into conversation the writing of Julien Monnerie, Ted Perez, Emmanuel Régniez, Signe Ross, Jamie Stevenson, Louise Sartor, Maesiaen Marwan and Naoki Sutter-Shudo around subjects as diverse as feminism, techno-povera, mesmerizing romances and medieval sexual cults.
For the layout and printing of the review in the form of a fold-out poster, the publishing house invited the intervention of the graphic design duo Sandra Valode and Mathile Dalibard for the front and the drawing machine of trio Grichka, Elsa, Martin for the reverse.
Each example is unique, combining the possibilities of the digital with the questions of manual reproduction by a hand-controlled tool.
Holoholo is an independent publishing house founded in 2012 by Kim Farkas and Naoki Sutter-Shudo as a parallel to their artistic activities. Their editorial program derives from close partnerships involving artists, authors, designers, spaces and artisans around a common objective: the understanding of the nature of the book, at times suggestive space, at times an object of demonstration.
Former resident of the Villa Médicis in the discipline of culinary arts, graduate of the National Studio of Contemporary Art of Fresnoy, Emmanuel Giraud explores in his work the theme of culinary memory through performance, video and aural installation.
For its third edition, Made in Town chose Paris to organize a one-month temporary atelier. Staging a collection of hand-made shirts for men and women crafted by Antonella Fustini, a passionate Italian shirtmaker based in Paris.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.