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Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

Book Presentation Oblique Time With Claude Parent
Sunday, September 22, 12 am

On the occasion of the release Oblique Time with Claude Parent, one of the interviewers and editors of the publication, artist Benjamin Seror, presents a visual trajectory of the development of Claude Parent’s drawing practice as formative to his architectural imaginary. Over six decades, architect Claude Parent (Paris, 1923–2016) developed an experimental body of work (both through construction and drawing) that led him to the conclusion that the most effective way to build a city would be based on the function oblique – designing architecture only using slanted floors. This seemingly simple gesture would dramatically change how we think and use the spaces we inhabit.  The book covers two years when Seror, together with curator Mai Abu ElDahab, interviewed Parent about his adventurous professional life: From his collaboration with Paul Virilio, to his Tour de France promoting the oblique, to his controversial engagement with the French state to design nuclear power stations. Most importantly, the publication and presentation, introduce Parent’s passion for risk-taking as the elementary tool needed to bring architecture out of its restrictive conventions.

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Opening night:
September 19th, 6–9 pm

Opening hours:
Friday, September 20, 1–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11–8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11–7 pm

Booth number: C13

Free Entry

Category: Book fair, Book launch

20 September 2019 – 22 September 2019

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