Poster artwork: Thomas Perrodin

Below: Elvis Batleship II (excerpt), pencil drawing 150 x 240 cm, Elvis Studio (2011). Poster available at

Lieu Unique - Nantes - Exhibition

“Tout ce qui se fait sous le soleil”
Un regard sur la collection du Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC)

6 march -> 17 may 2015

The lieu unique is the national center for contemporary arts in Nantes, France. Opened on January 1st, 2000, it is housed in a former biscuit factory at the center of the city. It was founded by Jean Blaise and is now directed (since January 2011), by Patrick Gyger.

With : Abramovic & Ulay, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Florian Bach, Marc Bauer, Sadie Benning, Balthasar Burkhard, Jérémy Chevalier, Hadrien Dussoix, Elvis Studio, Bastien Gachet, Olivier Genoud, Fabrice Gygi, Alexandre Joly, Elisa Larvego, Guy Limone, Urs Lüthi, Thomas Maisonnasse, Gordon Matta-Clark, Chad McCail, Claudio Moser, Gianni Motti, Frédéric Post, Markus Raetz, Delphine Reist, Christian Robert-Tissot, Antoine Roegiers, Ambroise Tièche, Pierre Vadi, Charles Weber.

Nazi minister’s estate sues Random House Germany and imprint Siedler over the use of extracts from his diaries

As an author I am all in favour of strong copyright protection, but I’d be ready to make exceptions for cases like this one.

talking about this story earlier, I joked that it looked like a Nazi conspiracy, seeing that the daughter of a member of Hitler’s government controls the rights.

quick check online and I now know that it’s no joke. This is the guy from whom the present holder of the rights took over:

Genoud said “my views have not changed since I was a young man. Hitler was a great leader, and if he had won the war the world would be a better place today.”[1]

oh well.