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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire

For the series "Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire" Natalie Czech invited five writers - Vanessa Desclaux, Mara Genschel, April Elizabeth Lamm, Ashkan Sepahvand and Oliver Tepel - to each write a text that contains the same calligram by the French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918). Each text is written in the mother tongue of each author (French, German, English). The texts were precisely composed around the calligram, so as to embed it in their very fabric, and thus dissolve its iconicity. Natalie Czech presents these texts as photographs of book pages and re-presents the calligram by marking its component words in the photographs with acrylic paint.


Installation view "Made in Germany Zwei", Sprengel Museum Installation view "Made in Germany Zwei", Sprengel Museum, 2012
Installation view "Made in Germany Zwei", Sprengel Museum Installation view "Made in Germany Zwei", Sprengel Museum, 2012
Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, 2011
Guillaume Apollinaire Guillaume Apollinaire, typset version, 1916
Il pleut by Vanessa Desclaux Il pleut by Vanessa Desclaux, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm, French version
Il pleut by Mara Genschel Il pleut by Mara Genschel, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm, German version
Il pleut by April Elizabeth Lamm Il pleut by April Elizabeth Lamm, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm, English version
Il pleut by Ashkan Sepahvand Il pleut by Ashkan Sepahvand, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm, English version
Il pleut by Oliver Tepel Il pleut by Oliver Tepel, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm, German version
Detail - Il pleut by April Elizabeth Lamm Detail - Il pleut by April Elizabeth Lamm, 2012
Acrylic paint on C-Print, 85 x 53 cm
Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, 2012
Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation Installation view KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, 2012
Installation view NKV Nassauischer Kunstverein Installation view NKV Nassauischer Kunstverein, 2012