The next exhibition I will be participating in is Delires de Livres 2013, a biennial exhibition organised by Am'arts in Chartres, France. Delires de Livres means delirious about books. I have participated once before in 2011, and I was fortunate to be on holidays in Paris at the time and was able to spend a delightful day in Chartres seeing the exhibition and meeting Chantal Leibenguth, the organiser and curator. Chantal produces a great catalogue and artists' cards which can be purchased at the show.
The exhibition is held in the Collegiale Saint-Andre, a gorgeous old church which dates back to the 12th century. It has been partly destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries and underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2003 as a cultural centre.
The medieval garden has been cultivated with aromatic and medicinal herbs.
After leaving the magnificent Chartres cathedral
and walking through a gateway from the gardens
I entered a steep old street of stairs
which led down to Saint-Andre.
There is a video of the opening in 2007 which gives some idea of the wonderful interior and atmosphere of the exhibition.
One of my Book Art Object books, That Unbearable Lightness
and a 2012 version of Lost in a Million Dead End Streets
will be on display from 27th April to 19th May.
Unfortunately I am not able to attend this year, but I'm delighted to be participating.