Wednesday, 14 March 2007
POINT D'IRONIE TRIBUTE TO RAYMOND HAINS
Matthieu Laurette, Raymond Hains Goes To Musée Grévin, 2002 (detail: Raymond Hains sitting with Jean-Paul Sartre wax figure)
(HOMMAGE A RAYMOND HAINS / TRIBUTE TO RAYMOND HAINS)
On the first aniversary of his passing away, Agnes B dedicates an issue to Raymond Hanis. It is conceived as a polyphonic tribute, composed of postcards (Raymond loved the format) sent in by his friends and admirers.
A publication curated by Agnes B & Hans-Ulrich Obrist with postcards and projects by Patrick Alton, Pierre Ardouvin, Thomas Bayrle, Michel Blazy, Daniel Buren, Claude Closky, Tacita Dean, Gerard Deschamps, Bruno Dunkel, Paul-Armand Gette, John Giorno, Koo jeong-A, Matthieu Laurette, Jean-Jaques Lebel, Pierre Leguillon, René Licata, André Magnin, Philipe Maucotel, Annette Messager, Olivier Mosset, Hugues Reip, Bernard Quentin, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Konny Steding, Jack Villeglé, Franz West... Distributed worldwide for free in Agnes b. shops and art museums and galleries.
Matthiue Laurette's postcard image, comes from a project Hains and Laurette did together in 2002. Raymond Hains, 75 and Matthieu Laurette, 32, photographed each other on a trip to Saint Malo and Mont Saint-Michel, two popular tourist destinations in the north of France. Hains photographed the Galerie Laurette, an artisanal gallery owned by Matthieu Laurette's parents, and Laurette standing in front of his old high school. Laurette, in turn, photographed Hains at the Musée Grévin sitting around with Jean-Paul Sartre or looking at Picasso. In doing so Hains and Laurette reconstructed new images of themselves and their respective worlds.