Dector & Dupuy

The monograph devoted to the work of Dector & Dupuy highlights the sheer density of an artistic investigation which, for thirty years now, has focused on the city and the spaces it leaves for improvisation and avenues of escape.

After presenting their work in the exhibition "Chemin faisant… A Walk Around the Block" (2010), la Ferme du Buisson is joining forces with the publishers Captures éditions for the duo's first monograph


The artists have come up with a system of classification that abandons the chronological in favour of a list of titles accompanied by a code indicating the date and origin of each. The list is the book's driving force, setting up an ongoing rhythm that never falters from front to back cover. Printed in bold for the entire length of the book, it evolves into a long poem demanding to be read aloud like a loud-hailer version of Dector & Dupuy's host of "poetic poachings"


Discreetly slipped into this book is another one: SONG, the first issue of a review scheduled to appear when the artists are invited to exhibit, or on their own initiative. With its distinctive graphic design it points this inevitably retrospective monograph towards the future.



authors Keren Detton / Christophe Domino / Jean-Marc Huitorel
graphic design Jocelyne Fracheboud / Fanette Mellier (offprint SONG)
publisher Captures éditions (Vienne)
in partnership with Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel) / Le Quartier - Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper / La Chapelle de Genêteil - Centre d’art contemporain de Château-Gontier / Galerie Hervé Bize (Nancy) / Frac Poitou-Charentes (Angoulême) / Association Entre-deux (Nantes) / Frac Franche-Comté (Besançon) / La Kunsthalle - Centre d’art contemporain de Mulhouse / Micro-Onde - Centre d’art contemporain de l’Onde (Vélizy-Villacoublay) / La Criée - Centre d’art contemporain de Rennes / Frac Lorraine (Metz) / École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen - Cherbourg
pages 248 pages
language French 
format 16.5 x 24 cm
price 25 €
distribution Les presses du réel