AN AVANT-GARDE GROUP’S SELF-IMPOSED RESTRICTONS SHAPE THEIR UNUSUAL PRODUCTIONS
Homage to Thieri Foulc
Pitfield Street, Hoxton
London N1 6HB
October 16–30, 2021
by Nuala Ernest
LONDON — A fascinating exhibition, Homage to Thieri Foulc, is being presented this month at bookartbookshop, in London, on the occasion of the publication by Au Crayon Qui Tue, Éditeur (Paris), of the new book Pour Thieri Foulc (For Thieri Foulc). Foulc (1943–2020) was known as a writer, painter, and publisher, but he did not regard himself as a writer. Instead, he once noted, “I paint with words as others do with pigments, and those who categorize me as a writer have not understood a thing.”
Born in Paris, Foulc was a senior member of College of ’Pataphysics, a conceptual institution conceived of by the French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907) that is rooted in the absurb and ironic realms of the imagination and the impossible. Foulc served as the general editor of its Quarterly Notebooks and of The Correspondent of the College of 'Pataphysics.
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