François-Marie Banier is very pleased to announce the release of his book Battlefields, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 2 published by Steidl.
My roadmap: the long path through cities, fields, legs, illusions, smoke signals, sun rays, gesticulations, Gay Prides where light from the soul, the body, the heart pierces the world’s rigid, trance-like imagery.
Gays—that is to say, men and women, formerly a man or a woman—transcend genres. And I never paid attention to this before the disease known as AIDS—which, in light of the mortality to follow, numbed me with grief.
Excerpt from François-Marie Banier’s text
François-Marie Banier is very pleased to announce the release of his book Dreamers, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 1 published by Steidl.
Here I am
For twenty years of my life I did manual labor. In order to adapt, my body changed : my hands widened, my spine stiffened. But the principal transformation was in tolerating danger. Every day the newspapers report the death of workers on the job. Each year in Italy there are more than a thousand – an account leaving out the countless injured and disabled. These cases are the result of compulsory risks confronted at every hour of the day, from the highest scaffolding down to the deepest pits of a mine. […]
Excerpt from Erri de Luca’s text
François-Marie Banier is very pleased to lend artworks to the exhibition in Qatar in homage to Sheikh Saoud. The exhibition will open in March for a period of ten months.
“The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will pay tribute to HE Sheikh Saoud bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani who was so influential in the constitution of collections for Qatar Museums and the state of Qatar in general. Sheikh Saoud’s legacy as a collector is of crucial importance to Qatar Museums as he laid the foundations of the major collections within the institution. Parts of the collection are on display at MIA, but others remain in storage. This exhibition will significantly contribute to shedding light on objects that have never been displayed in Qatar before.” […]