Category: Art

  • Homage to Edward Steichen who died on this day fifty years ago.

    Born in Bivange, Luxembourg on 27 March 1897, the young Edward emigrated to the US with his parents when he was 18.  His was a long, varied & rich artistic career: though mainly known as a photographer, he was also a painter, director, curator, gardner & passionate experimenter. As director of the department of photography […]

  • Against Erasure: Art and Sudan’s Sit-in

    Against Erasure: Art and Sudan’s Sit-in

    & once again via & thanks to the great work ArabLit is doing: JUNE 15, 2019 More than 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in the government’s June 3 attack on a sit-in in Khartoum, where protesters were gathered to demand justice, accountability, and choice in their future governance. The sit-in site had also […]

  • Glasfryn Project: Black Mountain College, A Celebration

    Nicole & I much looking forward to take part in this! Black Mountain College USA (1933 – 1957) comes to the Black Mountains of Powys, Wales. A full weekend exploration and celebration of the work, philosophy and ongoing influence of that remarkable, mid-twentieth century educational and multi-genre artistic experimental venture. MAY 26th – 27th  The morning […]

  • AGADIR: Installation by Yto Barrada & texts by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

    Today is the opening of Moroccan artist Yto Barrada’s installation AGADIR at the Curve Gallery of the Barbican Center in London. Below, the official announcement & a few of the pages from Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s book “Agadir,” which I translated for the occasion: For her first major London commission, artist Yto Barrada weaves together personal narratives […]

  • PJ on Black Mountain College in French

    In June I recorded a talk about Black Mountain College (broadcast in early July) for France-Culture in the context of Charles Dantzig’s program “Le Secret professionel.” You can listen to it here:   Pierre Joris, écrivain et poète, nous guide au Black Mountain College pour découvrir le secret de cet établissement de Caroline du Nord, […]

  • DomoPoetics Page

    As follow-up on Nicole Peyrafitte’s & my performances/readings/installations at the Galerie Simoncini in Luxembourg, we have created a page that will gather the materials of our domopoetics collaborations. You can check it out by clicking HERE, it will lead you to a range of visual documents on the events & starts with this video: Peyrafitte/Joris Domopoetic […]

  • Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini Luxembourg

    via Nicole Peyrafitte’s blog: October 22nd, 2017 Amazing week (preparing, setting up, installing) and uplifting weekend (painting, reading, performing) at the Simoncini Gallery in Luxembourg. We had a three-day opening party during which we nomadically performed our collaborations moving across the three floors of the exhibition. At the lower level we had installed a complete set […]

  • Joris & Peyrafitte Book & Exhibition in Luxembourg

    We are in the final stage of readying a 3-tier 5-week show at the Galerie Simoncini in Luxembourg-City. The opening is Friday 20 October at 6 p.m. and we will be conducting performances throughout the weekend. The exhibition runs from 20 October to 26 November. The address of the Simoncini Gallery is 6, rue Notre Dame, Luxembourg, GD of […]

  • On Black Mountain College: Pierre Joris interviewed by Charles Dantzig

    For his France Culture radio programme Secret professionnel, today, 7/2 at 2p.m. EST on France Culture or podcast here: Quel est le secret professionnel du Black Mountain College, nous recevons pour en parler Pierre Joris, écrivain, poète, traducteur, essayiste.   Le premier bâtiment du Black Mountain College, utilisé de 1933 à 1941• Crédits : Howard Morland […]

  • A Painting by Allen Fisher & Two Poems by Kenneth Irby

    Allen Fisher: Frenzy & Self-Control, second series after Blake’s Newton #3, 2013 ink, graphite and watercolour on paper 66 x 77 cm (26 x 30”) This painting is exhibited right now at: Hereford Magna Carta and Forest Law Local artists responding to the legacy. Wednesday, 3rd May to 10th June Apple Store Gallery, 1 Rockfield […]