JEAN-MARIE FAHY, Just visiting, 2019
29,7 x 21 cm
offset, artist’s book, 166 pp.
2 versions: one with original print on foil and one without foil / signed
published by the artist
The artist’s book “Just visiting” is about conversations Jean-Marie Fahy mainly had on Grindr and Tinder, and was made after various trips between Lebanon and Israel-Palestine. Also meetings with boys in museums, pubs and on terraces have been recorded or transcripted. The first page of the book leaves no doubt about the core of the conversations: ‘Fuck capitalism and straightism (and soberism)’.
«The Middle East. It’s the Middle for who ? The people of the East and for the people of the West? It’s a frustration. It’s always problematic. The three concepts are pro- blematic, so whatever you say, it’s wrong. So let’s just say nowhere’s land.»
Each year, the city of Geneva in Switzerland invite artists from Geneva to apply for one of the bursaries offered by the Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier and Galland Funds of the City of Geneva. Jean-Marie Fahy was chosen as winner of the Bourses de la Ville de Genève 2019 of Applied Arts and Coline Mir as winner in the Visual Arts.
One copy is still sealed and comes with a screen print on foil, the other one has been opened and is signed with felt pen ink.