theatre-complet-guy-de-cointetGUY DE COINTET, THÉÂTRE COMPLET (The Complete Plays)

Edited by Hugues Decointet, François Piron and Marilou Thiébault
2017

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From New York to Los Angeles and finally back to Paris, the French artist Guy de Cointet has followed a singular geographical and artistic trajectory between the late 1960s and his premature death in 1983. He was in the early 1970s a frustrated painter who enjoyed making encrypted books, which he finally decided to have performed on stage. This would be the starting point for more than 20 theater plays, which are made available for the first time in this book, in their original language (French or English) and in translation. These plays reveal that, beside his artistic career as a gifted draughtsman, Guy de Cointet has become a very complex author, whose writings broke boundaries and freed themselves from the literary conventions of its time. The plays nevertheless wouldn’t always be fully understandable without the documents kept by the artist of their stagings: notes, sketches, statements, stage photographs, posters and invites complement the texts of the plays, which are introduced and contextualized by the editors.

Graphic Design: Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra
Published with the support of the Guy de Cointet Society and the CNAP-Centre National des Arts Plastiques.Format: 170 x 220 mm
448 pages
French Edition: 1000 copies
English Edition: 1000 copies