Fashion and art meet in the exhibition titled As Handsome as the Chance Encounter, which was curated by Johanna Zanon. The exhibition is inspired by the poem Les Chants de Maldoror (Maldorors sanger in Norwegian), written by the Comte de Lautréamont in 1869. The exhibition catalogue presents several essays dedicated to the exhibition themes.
Table of content:
‘Foreword,’ by Joakim Borda-Pedreira, director of RAM galleri
‘As Handsome as a Comparison,’ by Johanna Zanon
‘Undressing Les Chants de Maldoror: from the rags of the Creator to the Riches of Mervyn,’ by Johanna Zanon
Les Chants de Maldoror (excerpts), by Comte de Lautréamont
‘In the Footsteps of Maldoror and Mervyn in Paris, 1869’
‘A Material Re-enactment of the Sixth Canto in the 21st Century,’ by Johanna Zanon
Biographies of the participants: Clinique Vestimentaire, Coralie Marabelle, Mansour Martin, Jara Marken, Grégoire Motte, Steffen André Nilsen, Proêmes de Paris, and Pia Antonsen Rognes.
The texts are in English.
The exhibition catalogue was supported by the Institut Français de Norvège.