Invited by the NMNM to create an exhibition for Villa Sauber before its closure for renovation, Latifa Echakhch devised an installation inspired by the tradition of the Romantic landscape, with representations of lush vegetation and ruins.
Le jardin mécanique brings together memories of the 19th-century development of Monte-Carlo – featuring, for example, the construction of the Opéra Garnier and the laying out of the Exotic Garden – and the childhood impressions and memories of the artist. On the scale of a villa, it plays on our perception of space and time and considers how nature might survive in a post-apocalyptic décor.
Published by Koenig Books
Foreword by Pier Luigi Tazzi. Introduction by Nicolas Schwed. Text by Hans Belting, Giovanni Careri, Julia Kristeva, Tom McDonough, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Rancière, et al.
The Sound of Laughter Isn’t Necessarily Funny is a catalogue in the form of a cassette tape by Jonathan Monk published after the show The Sound of Laughter Isn’t Necessarily Funny held in Monk’s home town of Leicester. The catalogue comprises a five panel concertina booklet printed in gold and black with jewel case and prison cassette.