David Maroto (DAI, 2013) and Joanna Zielinska / The Book Lovers present 'The Preparation of the Novel' in Fabra i Coats

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Dear Book Lovers,

 This exhibition is the "Epilogue" of the project carried out at Fabra i Coats, curated by Martí Manen and David Armengol: The Text: First Notions and Findings.

The title 'The Preparation of the Novel' makes direct reference to the transcription of the series of lectures that Roland Barthes carried out at the Collège de France between 1978 and 1980. Barthes approached the process of writing a novel –his own novel- as a fantasy, and he wondered about the conditions under which it is possible to realize the desire-to-write. Barthes turned a solitary enterprise, such as preparing to write a novel, into a collective event. He organized a series of lectures in which all his doubts, hesitations and mistakes emerged, sharing with the public a moment of great vulnerability. Similarly to the writer's, the artist's creative process is usually carried out in the isolation of her studio. The spectator typically meets the artwork as end result. The present exhibition, focused on artist novels, unravels the relationship between two processes: the writing of a novel and its visual counterpart, the art project that is created in parallel. Artists will be artists. Although in their novels there might be references to a literary tradition, their approach is fundamentally coming from the visual arts. The creation of an artist novel doesn't differ from any other artwork. Both processes feed each other as they evolve within the same body of works.

The whole artist novels collection (340 items) will be on display. With works by: Alexandre Singh, Tom Phillips and Cally Spooner.
More info: http://www.thebooklovers.info/Fabra-i-Coats-Book-Lovers-5-0
And: https://www.facebook.com/events/674698152606773/

Best wishes,
David & Joanna


The Book Lovers
a project about artist novels by David Maroto and Joanna 
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