Events / Torrent No. 2

What You Think You Know – Torrent Launch at Yvon Lambert Bookshop Paris

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This coming Thursday, on June 12 from 6-9 pm, is the launch event of Torrent magazine at the Yvon Lambert Bookshop in Paris. Come celebrate with us the newly published issue of Torrent No. 2, magazine for source material by artists, with contributions by Robert Storr, Florian Germann, Muhanned Cader and more. This will be an evening to browse through publications at the bookshop, listen to some groovy tunes and share a glass with the editors and artists present.

Torrent No. 2 will be available for sale at the exceptional launch price of 15 Euros! (Trade price: 25 Euros)

6 pm – 9 pm
Welcome note at 7:30 pm by Daniel Kurjakovic, editor
Refreshments served, and live DJ!
Location
Yvon Lambert Bookshop
108 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Metro: Filles du Calvaire, Hôtel de Ville

Yvon Lambert Bookshop
108 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris

www.torrentmagazine.org

The magazine Torrent unearths source material in a poetic way, and de-centers the idea of a “work”. Here a kind of reversal is at stake between the objectified aesthetic entity on one hand, and subtexts, informational noise, or potential extra-narratives on the other. There’s a foundational “trick” performed in the magazine: Individual works dealt with in Torrent are actually never reproduced (e.g. a white cube ‘full view’ shot), and rather articulated through a fragmentary montage of image and word. It’s all a big detour into the “underground” of art, something which, among various other artists, Duchamp has also been talking about.

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