Pierre Leguillon is a French artist, curator, and writer born in 1969 and based in Brussels. He has become known for transforming the slide-lecture format into an enlightening, poetic, and witty form of performance art in the early 1990’s. His “Diaporamas”—slideshows composed of the artist’s photographs—suggest through juxtaposition unexpected connections and new classification systems. Leguillon also makes assemblages, dioramas and performances exploring new ways to write history, sometimes based on the work of artists such as Diane Arbus, Ad Reinhardt, George Ohr, Blinky Palermo or Jean Dubuffet.
He has operated in many museums and institutions “La promesse de l’écran” (“The Promise of the Screen”), a screening space and bar initiated in a private space in Paris in 2007.
In 2013, he created his (travelling) “Museum of Mistakes”, an exhibition model – mainly composed of vernacular objects – that attempts to foil cultural hierarchies.
Edition Patrick Frey in Zurich just released “Oracles”, a book about artists’ calling cards from the 18th century until now, in collaboration with Barbara Fédier, Clovis Duran and a group of Master students at HEAD-Genève, where he is teaching since 2011.