Bigaignon and The Eyes publishing invite you on Thursday, December 2 from 7 to 9 pm to a reading of Charles Baudelaire‘s poems by Antoine D’Agata on the occasion of the launch of Antoine D’Agata’s “Fleurs du Mal” publication.
In this book, Antoine d’Agata pushes photography to its limits, discarding the medium to return to its raw nature. The texts of Charles Baudelaire dialogue with photographs that have become engravings through wear and tear and manipulation, where the bodies blend together to give way to the poetry of the body.
The work includes the original uncensored edition of Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal accompanied by these strange prints engraved by d’Agata. Present and past are superimposed in a play of transparency. In this book “Fleurs du Mal”, Baudelaire is a stroller, a spectator of the world around him, of urban transformations, while d’Agata embodies photography and life, and rethinks the city through its own gestures.
Two personalities meet thus, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Baudelaire. Two artists who could have met, debated, confronted each other. For d’Agata, Baudelaire leaves a legacy that must be pushed to extend his own vision.
18 Rue du Bourg Tibourg
75004 Paris, France
Thursday 2 December 2021 (7-9pm)
Free entrance. Limited availability.