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.
“These are four of my recent works: Flying Me, Sea and Flowers, Leaves Swim and My Teacher Tortoise. Sea and Flowers: One day I saw a red flower floating on the waves along the coast. Was this flower drifting away to some far off place ? And I [... ]
«I like journals. I have always wanted to compose a journal. My approaching intrusion into the Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris encouraged me to transform the point d’ironie into a point de suspension. In a few photos of my work and life, [... ]
Point d'Ironie will be exhibited at the 2012 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 featuring issue # 53 by Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey). Point d’Ironie is published by agnès b. and co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and agnès b.
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Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) studied at Columbia University, he traveled extensively in North Africa, India and Asia, and settled in Iran for nearly ten years, undertaking voluminous reading of Islamic and heretical texts and studying the [... ]
Point d'ironie is exhibited at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. Come and discover the Points d'ironie published until now along with a selection of book from galerie du Jour and the last co-editions of agnès b.'s endowment fund.
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The point d'ironie is presented at the Tokyo Art Book Fair, the largest annual arts publishing fair in Asia. Now in it’s third year, the fair gathers together arts publishers, gallery presses and self publishing artists from Japan and abroad.
For a period of 10 days after you receive your parcel, agnesb.com will pay for the cost of returning any articles you do not wish to keep (offer valid only for packages posted in Metropolitan France).
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