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Pierre-Philippe Hofmann


Eight years after being initiated, the project Portrait of a Landscape gives way to a publication. Portrait of a Landscape, Swiss attempt aims to reinvent the way of transposing a complex installation into an editorial form.

The visual experience of the 2700 km of crossings and video shots in Switzerland now takes the form of a thick volume. Throughout the book, an optical recognition application for smartphones brings more than a thousand images to life and gives the reader access to original videos and unexpected stories. The book and the exhibition thus come together in an innovative way.
Raphaël Brunner, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse and Urs Stahel bring their reading on this multifaceted work.

The book will be launched in Zwitserland, during the Vevey Images Festival on September 11th.

Portrait d’un Paysage, tentative suisse / Porträt einer Landschaft, ein Schweizer Versuch
ISBN: 978 94 6393 259 2
205x290mm, 416 pages
Editeur: MER.B&L
Graphisme: Pierre-Philippe Hofmann & Studio Luc Derycke
Textes: Raphaël Brunner, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse, Urs Stahel

The publication benefited from the support of Pro Helvetia, the visual arts and digital arts departments of the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, the canton of Valais, the canton of Obwalden (Swisslos) as well as the Örtli foundation.

Pierre-Philippe Hofmann presents a new piece, “PPPP, paintless post painterly proposition”, as part of the exhibition organized by Société (Brussels).
with: Cory Arcangel, Gert Aertsen, Carl Andre, Matthew Biederman, Otto Berchem, Jane Benson, Alec De Busschère, Detanico & Lain, Lars Fredrikson, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Farah Khelil, Takahiro Kudo, LAb[au], Le Corbusier & Iannis Xenakis, Matan Mittwoch, Julie Morel, Joachim Olender, Jacob Riddle, Thomas Ruff, Karin Sander, Yann Sérandour, Venetian Snares, VOID, Hannah Weiner, Wennig & Daubach
03.09 > 01.11.2020

Alongside the recently published book, the full version of the video installation will be presented for the first time in Belgium by the Vlaams Architectuurinstituut at deSingel in Antwerp.
Opening 12.11.2020
Exhibition 13.11.2020 >

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