[…] For a long time the wish for a book that competes with painting, so that writing is no longer just a bridge to painting but a substitute. a book that has the visual and material qualities as well as the irreducible dimention of a painting, with its own weapons, paper ink colors characters typography. claude rutault, seconde livraison (entrée «catalogue») in : la peinture fait des vagues, Brest : musée des beaux-arts, 2007. (painting makes waves)
This exhibition focuses on a constitutive and significant part of the work of the artist: the writings. claude rutault uses, since the early 1970s, all forms of printed material (posters, catalogs, books, stapled pamphlets, invitation cards) to disseminate all kinds of texts. The concept of editing and publishing is at the heart of his practice.
A first exhibition of his work was held here at the cdla in the summer of 2011, based essentially around a work titled «AMZ ou le soleil brille pour tout le monde» – dé-finition / méthode 169” (AMZ or the sun shines for everyone.” – Definition / method169 ), whose premises (first text) date from 1985. Since June that year, the Cdla holds the archive of this work submitted by claude rutault and Daniel Sachedina; it became the place where the “z” part of the work is based.