Wednesday, 18 March 2009


Pierre Leguillon's lectern at 'Retracing Exhibitions'

Barragan's lectern at his house!

measurement drawings of Barragan's lectern by PLB done in 1995 used to build Leguillon's lectern!

Pierre Leguillon's 'Placement'

Leguillon has photographed many exhibitions since 1993 which he integrates amongst other images into slideshows he regularly screens in public, their content being augmented and renewed for each session. Placement (2009) is a composition of installation images, engravings, film stills, postcards and magazine pages arranged on a replica of architect Luis Barragan's wooden lectern from his house in Mexico City.

Pierre Leguillon was born in 1969. He has developed projects as a curator and critic since the beginning of the 1990s, by creating a single page review, "Sommaire" (35 issues between 1991 and 1996), then by collaborating on "Journal des Arts", and "Art press" (Special issue "Oublier l'exposition" in 2000), then on "Purple" (column "Calme plat" about printed objects from 2002 to 2004). His slideshows have been shown at Centre d'Art et du Paysage de Vassiviere in Limousin, Maison Rouge and Menagerie de Verre in Paris; LIFE in Saint-Nazaire; Secession in Vienna and Temple Gallery in Philadelphia among others. In October 2008, he opened in Bordeaux, at the Capc, a franchise of "La promesse de l'écran" ("The promise of the screen"), a screening space initiated in Paris in 2007. He will have a solo exhibition at the gallery Song Song in Vienna from December 2008 to January 2009. He recently curated the exhibition Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971 in Paris at Kadist Art Foundation (2009).

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