Humanities Without Boundaries - Agnès B. - 04/28/2016 - 7:30pm

Humanities Without Boundaries

Community Rooms 301 & 302

Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, the Wisconsin Book Festival is delighted to host an evening with agnès b. In 1997, she cofounded Point d’Ironie, a periodical published about six times a year, each edition designed by a different artist and circulated in a scattered fashion to museums, galleries, schools, cinemas, and other locations to be made available to anyone, free of charge. Her artistic ethic has been praised for its resistance to the exclusiveness of high fashion and its dedication to the stylistic qualities of everyday people.

Agnès B.

Agnès B.

agnès b is a French fashion designer, best known for her self-named brand which started in Les Halles, Paris in 1975. agnès b. emerged as an international brand in 1983 with the opening of a U.S. store in the SoHo District of New York and has since expanded into London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. She was powerfully influenced by the May 1968 student uprisings in Paris, when she marched and demonstrated with other young people against capitalism and conservatism. agnès has partnered with American film director Harmony Korine in the production company, O'Salvation, and runs her own film production company, Love Streams Productions. She opened the art gallery Gallerie du jour in 1984, and has shown hundreds of emerging and established artists.