The latest issue of Le Point D’Ironie has arrived and is available for FREE in the lobby of the Henry.
More about this publication:
“Around 6 times per year, agnès b. and Hans-Ulrich Obrist give carte blanche to an artist to appropriate the space of the paper. An 8-page tabloid format, identical for each artist. Repetition and difference.
This is not a paper about art, each issue is created by an artist, architect, filmmaker, musician photographer, writer…
100,000 to 300,000 copies are available free of charge around the world (in bookshops, museums, galleries, schools, cafés, etc.), as well as in all of the agnès b. locations (France, Europe, USA, Asia).”
Issue “no. spécial” is a collaboration between Stéphane Hessel, a former French ambassador who participated in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Pascal Lemaître, an artist from Brussels who drew the exhilarating images for this publication. A quote from the artists on Le Point‘s website:
“Responding to the call of Irony, the instrument of free spirits, we have recalled to mind those human rights, those fundamental freedoms proclaimed more than sixty years ago; we have compared them with the cruel violations perpetrated by so many States against their peoples — violations which have gone unpunished. It required a black brush and the mark of shame. But, to us, it seemed necessary to add the magical rhythms of a poet and a prophet, Guillaume Apollinaire.”
Come on in and pick up your free copy! (And don’t forget: the museum is open until 9 pm today.)