— Boris Achour


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ABC Boris Achour is an fragmentary alphabet book (expect sequel, and possibly prequel) written by ten international Art writers as a reaction to the work of French Artist Boris Achour. They were not assigned specific works and, as some did, were not expected to even refer directly to the movies, sculptures, actions or any medium Boris Achour likes to work with. An anonymous amateur writer said: "If I had been asked to participate I would have chosen “T” and spoken about Tv, more specifically about Twin peaks and The wire because half of our time with Boris is spent talking about those, not that you would see it in his work except that you might now, having read they relate".

Other words you will find written about: Alienation, Balls, Desire, Games, Generosity, Heroes, Normal, Postcard, Rose, Solitude, Translation, Usage, X (Anonymous), Y (the insubstantial parenthesis between X and Z) and ZigZag.

This publication has received support from CNAP (soutien aux galeries/ publication), Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry — le Crédac, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Galerie Allen, Safia El Malqui (Sem-Art LTD) and Stella Lohaus.

Author/ Editor: Boris Achour

With texts by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Vanessa Desclaux, Stephanie Hessler, Jens Hoffman, Claire le Restif, Éric Mangion, Bernard Marcadé, Nathalie Quintane, Émilie Renard and Chris Sharp

Design: Åbäke 

Year: 2018 

Price: 25 euros or £23

Pages: 164

First Edition: 1000 copies

ISBN number: 978-1-907908-49-1.

Weight: xx gram 
Width: 166 mm 
Height: 233 mm

Language: Bilingual edition (English, French) 

Cover: Hardback