hoffmann

"french constructivists" launches a series of viewing rooms focusing on edition hoffmann's publishing practice. Starting in 1967, the edition produced individual silk screen prints and artist portfolios. This often resulted in life long close collaborations with artists and slowly formed and accompanied the roster of galerie hoffmann's program––to this day. The series presents insights into each artist portfolio with direct links to unique works by featured artists.

aurélie nemours, "commotion du point" (1971), silkscreen on laid paper, 60 x 60 cm

aurélie nemours, "commotion du point" (1971), silkscreen on laid paper, 60 × 60 cm

the attempt to democratize the access to contemporary art, theoretical context and collectorship is program

designed by heijo hangen, produced and published by edition hoffmann in collaboration with artists marcelle cahn, jean gorin, aurélie nemours, michel seuphor and françois thépot in 1973, the artist portfolio "franzoesische konstruktive" is an early example for edition hoffmann's effort to document and promote an international and decentral constructivist art milieu in the format of relatively affordable limited edition silk screen prints and artist portfolios. the attempt to democratize the access to contemporary art, theoretical context and collectorship is program. besides signed and numbered seriegraphies the artist portfolios often feature small essays by associated scholars or the artsit's writings in various formats. This viewing room presents––alongside reproductions of six prints from "französische konstruktive" (1973) and a selection of unique works by aurélie nemours and michel seuphor––a short statement by marcelle cahn and a poem in french language by aurélie nemours (both 1973):

marcelle cahn

the overlooked small objects are essential for my work. the nonentities of daily life are the carries of the sculptural being. i prefer the rudimentary over the luxurious. the perception of those silent existences is fundamental. i lived in solitude and identified with it. therefor a parable. 1960 i started using the sphere. first on surfaces later, during past years, as well inside spatial structures (spatiaux). in my perception, the sphere represents the four-dimensional experience of space.

aurélie nemours

parallele l’œvre est donnée mais elle n’a pas de corps il faudra ce temps tout à fait indéterminé devenir secrètement attentivement consubstantiellement la forme est un leurre la forme est l’apparnece que prend la verite le secret de l’espace es la croix l’espace se résoud dans le point l’espace est intérieur aut point-virtuel le point coer de la croix que nous appelons “carré” es ie signe de contradiction absolu la tension née de l’écartèlement des contraires le point est notre seul impact notre identification le point est principe et acte-il est générateur du rhythme cette relation des grandeurs géométrie essentielle la coleur-fascination de l’accord pour atteindre l’inaccessible blanc substituer à la science-le sens il faut aller jusqu’au danger

portfolio cassette: "französische konstruktive" (1973), silkscreen on cardboard, 63 x 63 cm

portfolio cassette: "französische konstruktive" (1973), silkscreen on cardboard, 63 × 63 cm

jean gorin, "composition no. 110" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

jean gorin, "composition no. 110" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm

marcelle cahn, "untitled" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

marcelle cahn, "untitled" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm

michel seuphor, "+ -" (1970), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

michel seuphor, "+ -" (1970), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm

aurélie nemours, "translation" (1968), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

aurélie nemours, "translation" (1968), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm

aurélie nemours, "commotion du point" (1971), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

aurélie nemours, "commotion du point" (1971), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm

françois thépot, "nocturne rouge" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 x 60 cm

françois thépot, "nocturne rouge" (1973), silkscreen on paper, 60 × 60 cm