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On Friday evening, June 30, join Jean-Michel Wicker at Section 7 for the Paris launch of his artist’s book #picturebook1.*

JEAN-MICHEL WICKER#picturebook1, Friday, June 30, 6 PM.

SECTION 7 BOOKS. 31, passage Ponceau, Paris, 2nd.


*Artist’s book, French/English, edition of 500.

An “arbre de vie” produced by Jean-Michel Wicker in collaboration with Marlie Mul, a text by Harry Burke, and a recipe for Alsatian plum pie by Charlotte Wicker.

Offset, 27 × 28.5 cm, 396 pages, (360 in color, 36 in b/w) on LuxoArt Silk 150 g/m2 paper, glossy color cover, LuxoArt Silk 350 g/m2, 10 color inserts, 26.5 × 28 cm, LuxoArt Silk 130 g/m2.

Graphic design: Maximage Société Suisse, London. Printing: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg. Edition of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, June 2017.



On June 1, the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva presents a new artist’s book from Jean–Michel Wicker, #PICTUREBOOK1, an overview of Wicker’s recent work.

“Playing with multiple typographic combinations and layouts that spill over several pages….#PICTUREBOOK1 disseminates comments on and questions about recurring themes like identity, sexuality, autonomy, freedom, resistance, and transgression in the larger and richer field of culture and anti-culture. While the different assemblages of letters offer multiple typographic études like musical scales, the repetitive system is put to the test, creating nearly abstract geometrical pages. The artist’s #PICTUREBOOK1 likewise features sketches and freer drawings, and lays out images, details, and signs that appear from one page to the next, a surprising variation on the page layout.”*

JEAN–MICHEL WICKER—#PICTUREBOOK1 presentation, Thursday, June 1, at 6 pm.

CENTRE D’ÉDITION CONTEMPORAINE GENÈVE, 15 rue des Rois, Quartier des Bains, Geneva


Jean-Michel Wicker, from his 2014 e industrial show at Cubitt Gallery, London, and reproduced in #Picturebook 1. Image credit: Cubitt, and Jean-Michel Wicker

Jean-Michel Wicker, from his e industrial show (2014) at Cubitt Gallery, London, and reproduced in #picturebook1.
Image credit: Cubitt Gallery, and Jean-Michel Wicker