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Reading of Eden, Eden, Eden by Pierre Guyotat

Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 pm

Please join us for a reading of extracts from Eden, Eden, Eden by Pierre Guyotat. Since its release with the legendary publishing house Gallimard in 1970, this book by Guyotat – a young author then in his thirties – has provoked scandals, fascinations, and marvels. Deemed a “Saharian fiction,” it was published with forewords by Michel LeirisRoland Barthes and Philippe Sollers, and was instantly praised by Michel Foucault; upon being censored, it gained immediate international support by the likes of Joseph BeuysPier Paolo PasoliniPierre BoulezItalo Calvino and Jean-Paul Sartre. Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat – who passed away this year – exerts an ever-growing impact, having proven to be prescient of a world on the verge of transformation, through violence, sexuality, decolonization, cosmology.

To celebrate Eden Eden Eden and his author, CCA Tel Aviv will join a consortium of private and public partners (full list below) in order to manifest the life of this great visionary text. The readings will take place in French, in the languages of existing translations (English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Russian among others) or provide an opportunity for new translations (Arabic, Hebrew, Italian). The reading is organized by the Association Pierre Guyotat – and supervised by its Chairman Donatien Grau – with the exceptional participation of Gallimard and the exceptional collaboration of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

The readings that will take place at CCA Tel Aviv will be held Hebrew, Arabic, English and French and will be free of charge. Please RSVP here.*

* Due to the strict limitation imposed by the Ministry of Health. Last minute cancellation will prevent other people from attending the event. Please make plans accordingly and if you can’t make it – please contact us and cancel: / 03-5106111


Académie du Royaume du Maroc, Rabat

Ambassade de France en Chine, Beijing

Ambassade de France en Inde/Jaipur Literary Festival, Delhi and Jaipur

American University of Beirut, Beirut

Association Mosaïque, Biskra

Cabinet, London

Cahiers de Colette, Paris

CATPC, Lusanga

Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Centre international de Poésie de Marseille, Marseille.

Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz

Château de Jau, Case de Pène

Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

De Balie, Amsterdam

Diaphanes and espace diaphanes, Zurich / Berlin

El Ático Pent Cultural, Mexico City

Escuela Multidisciplinaria de Arte Dramático, Montevideo

Eventos del Libro, Medellín

Faust, Turin

Festival d’Avignon, Avignon

Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc, Landerneau

Galleria Borghese, Rome

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Groupe Art Contemporain, Annonay and Saint Julien Molin Molette

Institut Français d’Athènes, Athens

Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry

Maison africaine de la poésie internationale, Dakar

MC93, Bobigny

Mollat, Bordeaux

Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Museu Serralves, Porto

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Ombres Blanches, Toulouse

Palazzo Grassi / Pinault Collection, Venice

Performing Arts Forum, Saint Erme

Perrotin 106, Tokyo

Press Up, Dublin

Progetto, Lecce

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Rebuild Foundation / Stony Island Bank, Chicago

The Box, Los Angeles

The Island Club, Limassol

Théâtre National de Strasbourg

University of Toronto

Writers’ House of Georgia, Tbilissi

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

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