SansSouci #1 is a large size hand-made book, an editorial project produced in a limited quantity of 100 numbered copies. We christened it with the title of ‘Bestiary’. The iconography of the ‘Bestiary’ has been selected by the editors as a fantastical artistic representation of ancestral fears, exorcized with the capacity to give life to the monsters that they represent.SansSouci #1 is deliberately visual, in defiance of literary complexity: if the word is misunderstood, the printed picture can always be interpreted. The aim in the first volume, is to collect, the best art responses to the ‘Bestiary’ theme. A neutral container, deliberately aseptic, accords to the reader the privilege of gathering intuitive impressions of the ideas engraved on each page.
Participant Artists :
Martin Parr, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Rainer Ganahl, Barnaba Fornasetti & Valeria Manzi, Dario Guccio, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Trent Parke, Jochen Schmith, Thomas Julier, Philippe Parreno, Giovanni Gastel, Robert Müller, Mark Van Yetter, Tala Madani, Stefano Giovannoni, Luis Fernando Benedit, Lisa Dalfino, Jacques Habbah, Alice Rosati, Peter Buggenhout, Dan Hillier, Jason Roher, Riccardo Beretta, Chie-Chi Chang, Jacopo Foggini, Harry Gruyaert, Richard Kalvar, Alan Chies, Iris Touliatou, Azuma Makoto, Philippe Durand, Gérard Traquandi, Gonzalo Lebrija, Bouke de Vries, Davide Stucchi, Beatrice Marchi, Nico Vascellari, John Isaacs, Francesco Joao Scavarda, Matteo Graziani, Julian Prebisch, Peppe Tortora, Hidde Van Schie, Michele Gabriele, Valerialaura Rapoport & Luis David Golberg, Ditroit, Luigi Presicce, Matt Pyke, Erik Sandberg, Daniele Milvio