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Éditions Marval – Rue Visconti : Annie Zadek – Valérie Mréjen : Beau Temps Chaud Propice à l’Amour


In this artist’s book(let) made up of 37 detachable postcards, Annie Zadek has coupled short sentences taken from her books, with images from her collection offered to her by Valérie Mréjen. The writer and the visual artist play with their four hands here to offer us a disconcerting and light-hearted “poem-photo”.

“It happens that a sentence is extracted from the text being written, requiring, by its evocative capacity and its formal evidence, to be seen as an autonomous mental image, as much as read in its context. For years and books, I have collected these snippets of dreams, these fleeting reminiscences, these strange and/or banal sketches, these impregnable views of the mind, for the pure pleasure of capturing these apparitions of reality in flight and anchor in writing.

Solicited a year ago, the publishing house Marval-rueVisconti immediately accepted the editorial welcome, like Valérie Mréjen, the iconographic accompaniment in the form of postcards whose saturated colorization makes the most familiar landscapes exotic.

However, what is the name of BEAU TEMPS CHAUD PROPICE A L’AMOUR

Artist’s book? Picture book? “Epiphanies” à la James Joyce? Rimbaud’s “illuminations”? Or, perhaps, simply “poem” in the sense soberly given by Kafka: “The poem is concentration”? “(“Conversations with G. Janouch”)


Annie Zadek – Valérie Mréjen : Beau Temps Chaud Propice à l’Amour
Éditions Marval – Rue Visconti
format : 10,5 x 20 cm
80 pages
public price including VAT: 20 Euros

Annie Zadek

Valérie Mréjen

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