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Book presentation & conversation : A. De Francesco & E. de Rijcke  (EN)

22 02 2024 19:00 20:00

For this event, the bilingual English-Italian book And Agglomerations, of Trees or E agglomerati, degli alberi o - at once a poetry book and an artist book - will be the focus of an open conversation on poetry and artistic practice between Elke de Rijcke and the author.

WIELS Auditorium
Book on sale in the WIELS bookshop

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The layered book, containing texts on cosmology, war, everyday life, plant biology and stones, technology, human relations, without solution of continuity. Poetry becomes here a form of conceptual art and philosophy, and vice versa. Originally written in Italian, Alessandro De Francesco - And Agglomerations, of Trees or / E agglomerati, degli alberi o (Milan, Mousse Publishing, 2022), was translated into English by Max Norman and produced by Marco Mazzi / Villa Rondinelli Foundation.


Alessandro De Francesco is a poet, artist, and essayist. He has exhibited internationally and published several books, among which And Agglomerations, of Trees or (Mousse Publishing, 2022); Mental Dough, with Marco Mazzi (Gli Ori, 2022); Pour une théorie non-dualiste de la poésie (MIX, 2021) ; (Uitgeverij, 2021); Remote Vision. Poetry 1999-2015 (punctum books, 2016). He teaches in art academies in Turin, Bern, and Brussels.   

Elke de Rijcke is a poet, poetry translator and essayist. She published several books, among which Västeras. Journal of a desemancipation (Le Cormier, 2012); Quarantaine (Tarabuste, 2014); Juin sur avril (LansKine, 2021), Et puis, soudain, il carillonne (personal anthology, LansKine, 2023). Elke is a literature and aesthetics professor at ESA Saint-Luc and erg Brussels, where she is curating The Living Library.