IMPOSTEURS (a performed publication)


Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet
(les gens d’Uterpan)




Mittwoch, 3. Mai 2017, 19 Uhr



Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus

Arsenalstraße 1

1030 Wien





Imposteurs is a monographic treaty that provides an interpretation and an experience of the works produced between January 2005 and September 2012 by the choreographers Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

Printed on one continuous piece of fabric that measures 260 x 305 cm, this publication gives access to a number of mechanisms related to the pieces that have been created. It provides critical commentaries and notes written by various authors, players and witnesses in the fields of dance and the fine arts, as well as elements related to the work process and to the organisation of the company les gens d’Uterpan.

The iconographic dimension of the publication is accessible by directly contacting the choreographers. They will propose a meeting in person with the acquirer of the edition during which they will complete the contents, for that person only.

 The reader may consult the publication as is or make an appointment with the choreographers. If the acquirer is a company or institution, the conditions are maintained in an audience format.

The sale price of one copy, which is not the same for an individual or an organization, includes the performed monograph. The price may differ depending of the value of the edition and the evolution of the art market.

Authors: Pierre Bal-Blanc, Cis Bierinckx, Rosita Boisseau, Mari-Mai Corbel, Thibaud Croisy, Rhea Dall, Fabien Dehasseler, Sophie Demeyer, Vanessa Desclaux, Lou Forster, Thomas Hahn, Claire Lahuerta, Marc Lenot, Christophe Martin, Gérard Mayen, Ji Yoon Moon, Philippe Noisette, Sandra Patron, Cédric Schönwald, Judith Souriau, Philippe Verrièle


Design VIER5
 Box: 39,5 x 31,5 x 5 cm
 Silkscreen on cardboard: Kistenpappe 1.060 gr/m2
Folded printed black and white piece of fabric 260 x 305 cm

First publication of 40 copies, 20 copies French / 20 copies English, with ISBN number.

Where to find copies of Imposteurs:
n°1 Projet Phalanstère - CAC Brétigny
n°2 Médiathèque du Centre national de la danse, Pantin
n°3 et n°4 Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris
n°5 Private collection, Brussels

n°6 Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, acquired
with funds of the Ludwig-Pfungst-Museums-Stiftung

Previous activations:

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
February 13th-March 2nd 2014
Des choses en moins, des choses en plus - Une exposition inédite autour des collections protocolaires et relationnelles du Centre national des arts plastiques

Curators: Sébastien Faucon, Agnès Violeau

Copy n°1
CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
April 21st 2013
Curator: Pierre Bal-Blanc

Previous exhibition:
Artist Copy
Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen, Belgium
October 3rd-December 13th 2015
MER. Station 17: A New Spirit in Booking 
Commissaire: Luc Derycke

Bernhard Cella is interested in the economic and sculptural framework in which artists’ books – highly informed objects in themselves – can be used as artistic materials. To this end, he conceptualized the ’Salon für Kunstbuch’, a life-size model of a bookshop, in his studio in Vienna. Since 2007, more than 14.000 artists' books have accumulated and entered into unfamiliar vicinities and dialogues.




Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan), Imposteurs - performed publication, Design: Vier5, publication CAC Brétigny, Photo: Steeve Beckouet, Courtesy: Salle Principale, Paris