pnci-2014PENSÉE NOMADE, CHOSE IMPRIMÉE : Histoire d’un atelier nomade de l’Ecole des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux 1989-2013

Michel Aphesbero & Danielle Colomine (4Taxis), Jean Calens

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As much adventure novel as catalogue raisonné, this book tells the fabulous pedagogical and artistic experience of the studio Pensée nomade, chose imprimée (Nomadic thought, Printed matter) led from 1989 to 2013 at the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts in France by Michel Aphesbero & Danielle Colomine (4Taxis) with Jean Calens. For almost 25 years, PNCI has looked for ways to reinvent and rethink the modalities and practicalities of art education and artistic practice from the mixed legacy of counter-culture, the Situationist International, French Theory, Martin Kippenberger, Walter Benjamin or the vernacular knowledge of the French South West.

PNCI – History of a nomadic workshop of the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts retraces the itinerary of the studio from Seville to Oaxaca, via Los Angeles, Figueres, Barcelona, New York, Brussels, Rome, Naples, Ibiza, Buenos Aires and the Pyrenees. The book recounts a teaching experiment where students dwelled in travel and picked knowledge on the side of the road rather than in classrooms. It also features commissioned texts written by some of the studio’s traveling companions (Thomas Lawson, Pedro G. Romero, Ralph Rugoff) or heirs of some its pedagogical and artistic principles (Yann Chateigné Tytelman and Lili Reynaud Dewar). These authors share with PNCI’s protagonists the ambition that artistic education, despite its increasing institutionalization, has to provide art students new conditions to think differently and to jettison accumulated traditions and inherited categories.

This book was produced by EBABX – Ecole d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux

Edited by Thomas Boutoux
Authors: Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Thomas Lawson, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Pedro G. Romero, and Ralph Rugoff
Designed by Michel Aphesbero and Roman Seban
Printed at Artes Graphicas Palermo, Madrid
Edition of 1000
Texts in French only
Softcover with flaps, 328 pages. 19,7 × 26,3 cm
550 color and b/w illustrations
ISBN : 978-2-918252-15-3