Three double tales

Published in three languages and designed in collaboration with Åbäke, Three double tales revisits the artist’s interest in the questions of translation and wordplay. 

A photography book, an exhibition catalogue as well as an artist book, Three Double Tales unites three projects that share the use of photography, and whose sources – places and fantasy – have structured Froment’s work for the past fifteen years. Fröbel Fröbeled is Froment’s exhibition of “Fröbel’s gifts”, the German pedagogue who created the concept of kindergarten in the 19th century. Tombeau idéal de Ferdinand Cheval represents a partial photographic inventory, shot by Froment, of the architecture of images of the Palais Idéal built by Ferdinand Cheval in Hauterives. Lastly, Of Shadow of Ideas, the Earthwork series and the bells, belong to the project started in 2002, which aims to embody, with or without images, the site and imagery of Arcosanti in Arizona, designed by Paolo Soleri in the 1960s.

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Aurélien Froment, Anna Craycroft, Caroline Hancock, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Rémi Parcollet, François Piron
Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau, la Villa Arson, les Abattoirs/Frac Occitanie, Toulouse, M Museum Louvain, Badischer Kunstverein, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, Spike Island Bristol
Supported by
CNAP (soutien aux galeries/ publication), Institut français, Ministère des Sciences, de la Recherche et des Arts du Baden-Württemberg, Marcelle Alix, Paris
Date of publication
English / French / German
Number of pages
35.00 €