Book, 17 x 10.2 cm, 63 p, language: French (available in Spanish and Swedish), publisher: Editions Allia, Paris, ISBN: 284485009X.
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/171).
Irony and banality are on the menu in Mrejen’s first novel, Mon Grand-Père, a tender, autobiographical portrait of a sometimes plain ordinary, yet often dysfunctional, family with a slightly shady despot of a grandfather.
Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice
All her three novels, which were published in 2005 under one title, Trois Quartiers, are characterized as much by their terseness and Parisian setting as by their distinct literary style — short blocks of text, chronologically shuffled and fragmented in such a way that they could act as written mini-storyboards for one of Mrejen’s films.
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07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
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Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
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25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.
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The Artist's Novel
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