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Pierre Granoux – READYWEB: HÉRISSON

“In his depot of bottle racks (Hérisson), Pierre Granoux presents excerpts from his pictorial index and registry of titles gathered during strolls through the digital bazaar. As a found object of Modern Art, the bottle rack is, via the Internet, collected, exhibited, consecutively numbered and lettered in countless variations.

“As a warehouse catalogue, the registry of titles in his “Readyweb Archives” comprises an index for empty bottle racks – but also a checklist for the art of misappropriation. Since Duchamp introduced a bottle rack into the canon of art in the form of a ready-made, every variation of the exhibition of a ready-made says: This is not a bottle rack. Since Granoux introduced ready-mades into the canon of art in the form of scanned bottle racks, every variation of the artistic processing of a bottle rack says: This is not a ready-made.

“Granoux is not a Modernist. And the artist book by Pierre Granoux demonstrates as a work of contemporary art that modern collections are more than a mere depot for completely drained and emptied bottles.” (Robert Krokowski)

May 2011
Artist: Pierre Granoux; contributions by Paul B. Franklin, Aurélie Noury and Robert Krokowski
Languages: German, English, French
c. 132 pages, 1,500 b/w. and 24 colour illustrations, ring binding
Format: 24.0 x 24.0 cm

ISBN 978-3-89770-322-3

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