Initiales n°9 PK

This Initiales PK (Initials PK), for Pierre Klossowski, probably takes the shape of the portrait of a Russian doll even more than in previous editions. Here the thousand faces of Pierre Klossowski are set amongst the intertwining texts and images: of German birth in 1905, he died a Parisian in 2001; a seminarian in Lyon during the Occupation, he published Sade mon prochain (Sade my neighbour) in 1947; a translator (of Hölderlin, Nietzsche or Rilke) and a novelist, essayist, scriptwriter and even actor (for Bresson); and finally a painter, or rather a cartoonist when he decided, at the turn of the 80s to give up writing in order to devote himself to his coloured crayons. Above all, this 9th edition of Initiales is the opportunity to rediscover over the pages some of the key characters of the Klossowskian universe: Roberte of course, to whom the trilogy Les Lois de l'hospitalité (The laws of hospitality), and even more, is dedicated, or the young Ogier de Beauséant who lends his features to Baphomet, written in 1965 but which PK will meet on several occasions, in an assumed chronological confusion. As said by the writer and film-maker Alain Fleischer, who dedicated three films and a book to the facets of Pierre Klossowski’s work: “PK was interested in the plasticity of the beings he met, projecting the contours that he wanted to see in them, and, as if trying on a costume that he had ready for them, each new comer was unknowingly made to try out the role left by another, on the stage of the permanent theatre of fictions and Klossowskian visions.” It is this story of a living picture, of doubles and pretence that we are told by the art historians Marie de Brugerolle, Marie Canet and Catherine Grenier, the psychoanalyst Hervé Castanet, the curator Pierre Bal-Blanc, the writer Danielle Mémoire and the artists Pauline Bastard, Denis Savary, Julien Carreyn, Adélaïde Feriot or Ed Atkins amongst others. Editorial board: François Aubart, Catherine Beaugrand, Marie de Brugerolle, Jill Gasparina, Jérôme Mauche, François Piron, Bernhard Rüdiger. Authors: Philippe Artières, Ed Atkins, Pauline Bastard, Jean-Luc Blanc, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Marie de Brugerolle, Marie Canet, Julien Carreyn, Bruno Carbonnet, Hervé Castanet, Pierre David, Raffaella della Olga, Vanessa Desclaux, Cyril Duret, Adélaïde Feriot, Amélie Giacomini & Laura Sellies, Alex Gordon, Catherine Grenier, Jean-Paul Hirsch, Hélène Hulak, Pierre Klossowski, Edouard Levé, Thomas Malenfant, Emma Marion, François-René Martin, Jérôme Mauche, Danielle Mémoire, Michel Métayer, Claire Moulène, Guillaume Perrier, Laurence Perrigault, Vincent Romagny, Denis Savary, Virgile Tavernier, Emmanuel Tibloux, Slaven Waelti.

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