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point d'ironie

The Point d’Ironie originated following a discussion between agnès b., Christian Boltanksi and Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1997. Six to eight issues are published every year, each one designed by an artist who makes it his own. Given free of charge, the Point d’Ironie is an atypical periodical, distributed in a scattered way - 100,000 copies are spread around the world, available in museums, galleries, book shops, schools, cinemas, and at agnès b. stores worldwide. Created by French poet Alcanter de Brahm at the end of the 19th century, the Point d'Ironie is a punctuation mark used at the end of sentences to point an ironic passage within a text.


Roman Signer was born in 1938 in Appenzell (Switzerland). Roman Signer is famous for his “explosive” performances. His proposition for this issue of point d’ironie is part of this approach: “This idea has been going round in my head for a long time, [...]

N°61 - Roman Signer

Raymond Pettibon was born in 1957 in Tucson, Arizona. His work embraces a wide spectrum of American “high” and “low” culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. Taking their [...]

N°59 - Raymond Pettibon - Marcel Dzama

Born in 1926 in Germany into an orthodox Polish-Jewish family, Gustav Metzger came to Britain as a child refugee in 1939; his parents and other members of his family were killed in the Holocaust. Gustav Metzger’s radical vision, foresight and [...]

N°58 - Gustav Metzger

French artist, born in 1928. Three lives: photographer in the 1950s (Avignon festivals, People’s National Theater, photojournalism); filmmaker " Cléo de 5 à 7 ", " Sans toit ni loi ", " Jacquot de Nantes ", " Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse ", " Les [...]

N°57 - Agnès Varda

Robert Barry is a conceptual artist (born 1936 in New York). His current work is made up of words used as a material spread across various mediums and in various forms. His proposition for this issue of point d’ironie is part of this approach: " [...]

N°56 - Robert Barry