140 x 225 mm
Cover: Paperback, color, glossy finish
Binding: glue bound
Interior: black and white
Edition limited to 250 copies
A children’s book on agriculture in Le Cateau brings together drawings by students from three classes at three different schools in the region to partner with Musée Matisse Le Cateau-Cambrésis, located in rural northern France.
At the invitation of Carrie Pilto, director of the museum, artist Harrell Fletcher joined by Nolan Calisch and Molly Sherman proposed instructions for children to illustrate a text on the agricultural history of the region. This book traces the first meeting between these artists and the inhabitants of Le Cateau and its environs, beginning a series of participatory projects initiated by Musée Matisse Le Cateau-Cambrésis.
Made on the occasion of Book Machine (Paris) in the New Festival Centre Pompidou 4th edition and in partnership with the Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrai.
Painting reproduced on the cover and poem Aleth Leprêtre.
Poem translated by Rebecca Cavanaugh.