MAY 11

Opening

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 19:00

MAY 12

Les Mangeurs d’etoiles
A biscuit-soirée arranged by Olaf Nicolai
in honor of the 85th anniversary of Raymond Roussel’s stay in Palermo

Villa Airoldi, Piazza Leoni 9, Palermo
H 18:30
(on invitation only)

JUNE 17

Via Roma 398 Palermo
Humboldt Books 2018
Book Launch

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 17:00

JULY 14, 1933

Raymond Roussel was found dead in room 224
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo

JULY 28

Karl Holmqvist
Future Home Of C=H=R=O=M=E

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 21:30


Michele di Stefano
MK
Impressions d’Afrique

Sala Wagner
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 22:30

JULY 29

Raymond – Controfigura
Opening

Museo Civico di Castelbuono
Piazza Castello, 90013 Castelbuono

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Raymond is a project conceived as a homage to the figure of Raymond Roussel with the aim of triggering a series of events, happenings and artworks in the spaces of the Grand Hotel et Des Palmes of Palermo, the place in which the French writer died on July 14, 1933, on the day of the Celebrations for S. Rosalia, patron saint of the city.

Visionary writer, mesmerising dandy, radical traveller, eccentric President of the Republic of Dreams, Roussel was among the most powerful innovators of the last century.

Raymond is an exhibition project developed considering the spaces, rhythms and metabolism of the Grand Hotel et Des Palmes. It is not a simple exhibition space but an enclosed world, a place for listening and living, a heterotopy, a multi-storied space made of a thousand levels. The hotel room is intended as a floating space, a place with a life its own, a body that is self-defined and self-contained. The project plays within the limits and features of the hotel’s life by drawing a non-linear but labyrinthine itinerary, spreading its own traces, details and performances, writing a story of appearances and ghosts inside the hotel’s most complex and greatest history.

Raymond brings together international authors from different disciplines, backgrounds, attitudes and wisdom.

Raymond cultivates a poetic vocation, inviting visitors to enter into a temporary and parallel world, a flow that slips gently the daily life of the hotel, seducing unaware travellers whilst inviting them to a wild, intellectual and sensual journey, within the private and common spaces of the hotel. There is no explicit plot, but a group of single works that generate narratives, alternating visual elements, small principles of composition, actions, subtle and liminal gestures.

The artworks designed for the occasion by invited authors will enrich the time spent by guests in the hotel, picturing a designated show visible only to those who have the keys to a determined room, or have booked the spaces, or somehow have gained access to them.

Raymond is a book, Via Roma 398 Palermo, published by Humboldt Books, curated by Luca Trevisani, containing among images and notes Leonardo Sciascia’s pamphlet Atti relativi alla morte di Raymond Roussel (English translation).

Raymond is an artist’s limited edition pamphlet of seven thousand printed copies, which includes a calendar of events conceived by Luca Trevisani and an unpublished text by Daniela Bigi, especially written for the occasion.

Raymond is a public event that seeks, with irony, to test the limits of privacy and sharing. It is a project open to the world, the educated traveller, the professional tourist.

Raymond is an exhibition that, from July 29th, will be displayed into the spaces of the Ventimiglia castle, home of the Museo Civico di Castelbuono, titled Raymond – Controfigura.

Raymond is a project by the artist Luca Trevisani in collaboration with Fondazione per l’Arte onlus, winner of the second edition of Italian Council 2017, a competition ideated by Directorate- General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – organ of Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world.

Raymond is realised in partnership with Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Museo Civico di Castelbuono (PA), with the support of Marsèll, Humboldt Books, Fiasconaro, Casa della Vigna, in collaboration with Atmosphere by Giovanni Brancato, Saponi&Saponi, Casa Museo del Sapone, Planeta.

Raymond is part of Manifesta 12 Palermo Collateral Events.

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maddalena.bonicelli@gmail.com

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Thanks to everyone who participated
and made the project possible.
A special thanks to the Airoldi family.
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MAY 11

Opening

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 19:00

MAY 12

Les Mangeurs d’etoiles
A biscuit-soirée arranged by Olaf Nicolai
in honor of the 85th anniversary of Raymond Roussel’s stay in Palermo

Villa Airoldi, Piazza Leoni 9, Palermo
H 18:30
(on invitation only)

JUNE 17

Via Roma 398 Palermo
Humboldt Books 2018
Book Launch

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 17:00

JULY 14, 1933

Raymond Roussel was found dead in room 224
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo

JULY 28

Karl Holmqvist
Future Home Of C=H=R=O=M=E

Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 21:30


Michele di Stefano
MK
Impressions d’Afrique

Sala Wagner
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
Via Roma 398, Palermo
H 22:30

JULY 29

Raymond – Controfigura
Opening

Museo Civico di Castelbuono
Piazza Castello, 90013 Castelbuono