Ceci est une pipe = This is a pipe = Dies ist eine Pfeife

This previously unpublished Broodthaers project was conceived in 1970, in reaction to the 1968 publication of the now famous Michel Foucault book-length essay This is Not a Pipe. The Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" which sparked this debate was of paramount importance to Broodthaers, opening up lasting themes and avenues of exploration in his work: "this pipe stands at the beginning of my adventure," he once declared. Reconstituted through fragments recovered from the original project, which Broodthaers aborted in 1972, this book returns to the core of Broodthaers' complex artistic questioning and its entanglement with post-structuralist discourse.

How This I Not a Pipe became This Is a Pipe and vice versa.
This I a Pipe was one of the projects developed by the Literary Section of the “Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles”. Originally conceived in 1969, this trilingual publication would bring together Michel Foucault’s text This Is Not a Pipe and Marcel Broodthaers’s reactions and interventions with regard to this text. The project was never realized. The present publication is a collection of the fragments from Broodthaers’s contribution Reiner Borgemeister and Maria Gilissen were able to recover from the original project.

24 p. : ill ; 29 x 22 cm