Join us in the garden of Hauser & Wirth gallery for special reading and book-signing with artist and children’s book author Hervé Tullet. This partnership with Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is held in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles titled Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition to open on July 14.
Hervé Tullet (b. 1958; Avranches, France) is an artist and performer, as well as an internationally renowned children’s book author and illustrator. He has written over 80 books translated in over 30 languages. Tullet is also known for his large-scale interactive workshops, which involve up to 1,000 participants and take place in libraries, schools, art centers, and museums around the world.
Tullet published his first children’s book in 1994 and is now recognized as one of the world’s most innovative children’s authors. Considered “The Prince of Preschool” in France, Tullet reimagines the concept of reading, inviting young minds to actively imagine and engage in playful discovery. His titles include Faut Pas Confondre (Night and Day) (1999), winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award for Non-Fiction; The New York Times bestseller Press Here (2010), which has been translated into 34 languages with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide; and I am Blop!, The Big Book of Art, The Giant Game of Sculpture, and the Let’s Play Games series of board books for young children, published by Phaidon.
Fueled by a desire to share his art with children, parents, and professors alike, Hervé Tullet has continued to work as an on-site educator for children throughout his publishing career. Tullet moved to New York City in 2015, since which he has appeared in events, performances, and readings at such prestigious venues as The Library of Congress in Washington DC, Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Recent exhibitions of Tullet’s work include This Isn’t Trash (2017) at Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, New York; Hervé Tullet’s Art Explosion: Pittsburgh (2017) at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, PA; and Oh! Hervé Tullet A Retrospective Exhibition (2018) at Seoul Arts Center, South Korea.
Summer School at ICA LA is presented by the Sydney D. Holland Foundation, Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and Fieldwork.
Support for Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition is provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation through Kids Trail. In-kind support is provided by Chronicle Books, FLOR, and POSCA.