Shop > Artists' Books

$23.00Out of Stock

Love Poems for Ceres

Alex Turgeon
Broken Dimanche Press
Artists' Books
16.5 × 22 × 1 cm
94 pp
Poetry, Illustration

Love Poems for Ceres is the first collection of poetry by artist Alex Turgeon. The book is a compilation of works over the past three years touching on themes of gender and sexuality in relation to fantastical positions of witchcraft, interplanetary space, cowboy and creation mythologies.

This collection of poetry explores a metaphor described in the celestial body of Ceres, the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt which divides the system between inner and outer planets, as a self portrait existing on the border of an inclusive community and that of an exterior nebulous expanse.

Love Poems for Ceres looks at a relationship to a subject who is unable to reciprocate, orbiting an undefined position, and in doing so recounts a fleeting attempt to position oneself against the cosmos within. The poems in this collection have been presented in part or in full at the Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Spike Art, Exile Gallery, Gillmeier Rech & Import Projects (Berlin). Love Poems for Ceres will be launched this September at Art Metropole alongside a solo exhibition by the artist at Franz Kaka gallery in Toronto.

Alex Turgeon (b. 1988, Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian artist based in Berlin. He received his BFA from Emily Carr University in 2010. His work has been exhibited and preformed at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Trans Art Triennial, Exile Gallery, Center, Spike Art, Import Projects (Berlin), Proxy Gallery and Brown University (Rhode Island), as part of Poetry as Practice online exhibition hosted by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), French Riviera (London), Toves (Copenhagen), the AIRBNB Pavilion for the 2014 Architecture Biennale (Venice). Upcoming presentations include Franz Kaka (Toronto), Tunnel Tunnel (Luasanne) and Tate (Liverpool).

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w.

September 2017

ISBN: 978-3-943196-65-8

  1. Love Poems for Ceres

Related Items

  1. Alex Turgeon: Patagonia
  2. Alex Turgeon: Listen
  3. Maryse Larivière: Hummzinger
  4. Anahita Jamali Rad: for love and autonomy
  5. Grayson James: My Friend August
  6. Movements and Centres
  7. Robert Walser: Thirty Poems
  8. Sara Sutterlin: I Wanted to Be the Knife (Extended Edition)
  9. Daniel Olson: Lost Neighbourhood
  10. Hanne Lippard: This Embodiment
  11. Jasmine Reimer: Small Obstructions
  12. Chris Boni: Poems Done
  13. Liz Bowen: Sugarblood
  14. Steven Zultanski: AGONY
  15. David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams
  16. Rick Myers: Paper Poems
  17. Alec Finlay: Mesostic Laboratorium (Notebook)
  18. Yvonne Rainer: Poems
  19. Peter Greenaway: The Food of Love
  20. Brandon Downing: Mellow Actions
  21. Michael Hardt: The Procedures of Love / Die Verfahren der Liebe
  22. Nuances of No

Hanne Lippard
  23. Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry
  24. Sarah Jean Grimm: Soft Focus
  25. Cynthia Daignault: I love you more than one day.
  26. M.A. Vizsolyi

ed. Jason Dodge
  27. Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles: I Love Dick
  28. Michael Dickman
  29. Hannah Jickling: Glasgow: City of Love (All the Places I’ve Shagged Snekes Mow) 2002-2007
  30. Faye Coral Johnson: Humm. Buzz. Drone.
  31. Lilith Wes: We Love Lucy
  32. Liz Knox: Commentariat
  33. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  34. Félicia Atkinson: A book stands un-open, like a silent and neat empty bed
  35. Laura Broadbent: Interviews
  36. Paul Buonaguro: Undead
  37. Boy
  38. Dolores Dorantes: Style
  39. Jennifer Tamayo: Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes