Toluca Éditions is an extraordinary publishing house based in Paris, founded in 2003 by Alexis Fabry and Olivier Andreotti. Each project is the result of a close collaboration between an artist using photography, a writer, and a designer, who contributes a custom-made slipcase. The ‘artist’s book’ as it had been understood since the early 20th century, has given way to a hybrid art object, which occupies a novel position in the field.
“The works of Toluca Éditions are striking on a variety of levels,” says Rowan Watson, senior curator at National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum. “Their containers give advance warning to the user that something unexpected is to emerge, and indeed, on repacking the contents into their beautifully thought-out compartments after they have been read, one feels that a pullulating world of messages and ideas is being crammed back unwillingly into a receptacle.”
Opening reception: February 8 | 19:00–21:00
Image: Thomas Ruff (photos), Patrick Bouvet (text), Herzog & de Meuron (case), World Wide Cloud, 2018 (47,5 x 38,5 x 7 cm) © Toluca Éditions