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Introduction

This event is supported by the European cultural Season, organized during the French Presidency of the European Union (July 1st – Dec. 31st, 2008)
Strasbourg Ville de culture  Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg  Saison culturelle européenne  Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication  Musées de France  Museum - Musées  Dernières nouvelles d'Alsace  France 3 - Alsace

© 2008 - Les Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg

 


SUNDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 8:30 PM
cinema
Dadascope (1956-1961) by Hans Richter
Dada poems from Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara, Kurt Schwitters…
«Pour ces anti-poèmes, j’ai fait un anti-film, une sorte de film collage» H.R.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 21TH AT 8 PM
reading
Arp : l’asconaute dans l’atelier de la nature
by Patrick Beurard-Valdoye
Between Art History and tactics of poetry, Patrick Beurard-Valdoye uses techniques close to police investigation. He invents an approach and a writing that aims to get as close to Hans Jean Arp and his work as possible. The text he’ll be reading here is based on research and investigations in Locarno and Ascona (Tessin). Author of nearly twenty works on poetic art, he recently published «Le narré des îles Schwitters» (éditions Al Dante).

SUNDAY NOVEMBRE 9TH AT 5 PM
cinema
Dada à Zürich 1916
by Philippe Collin, 1969, 54’
Free

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13TH AT 8PM
conference
Literary sources in Jean Arp’s later work
by Rudolf Suter
This conference treats readings (theological writings, the pre-Socratics, Novalis) that Arp made reference to in his later texts. Arp, the anti-rationalist who became a believer, interprets the quotes in his own way, integrating them into his world view and utilizing them to justify his concept of chance. Rudolf Suter is an independent Art Historian in Basle. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Arp’s world view and later works.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH AT 8PM
conference
Dada pères et fils, héritage dadaistes et surréalistes dans l’illustration
by Guillaume Dégé, professor at the School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg, «Illustration» department

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AT 8PM
reading-music
Michael Lonsdale, voice
Patrick Scheyder, piano
Evoking Arp through a selection of his texts and those he inspired (especially Tzara)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND AT 7PM
conference
L’enfance de l’art: l’influence des theories pédagogiques de Frobel et Pestalozzi sur l’oeuvre de Arp by Michèle Martel. She teaches at Lille III and the University of Marne-la-Vallée. Michèle Martel is currently completing a thesis on Hans Jean Arp.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 8PM
concert
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
Les lois du hasard : d’Arp a Cage
«What about the Noise of Crumbling Paper» (1986) by John Cage

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
performance
Place Hans-Jean Arp
by Hubertus Biermann
Around the poems of Hans Jean Arp. Hubertus Biermann is an actor, musician and celebrated performer of Schwitters.

An Arp symposium organized by l’Université Marc Bloch, the Museums of Strasbourg and l’Association des amis de Hans Jean Arp is to be held on January 29, 30 and 31, 2009. Program available in the Fall