Portrait of Y


Risograph, edition of 500

21 x 29,7 cm

Design: Éimear O’Keane

Printer: Derry Print Workshop

Portrait of Y is the second in a series of ten texts commissioned by the Centre for Contemporary Art in Derry, Northern Ireland, and produced by artists, writers and graphic designers during the 2021 lockdown. The text is a tribute to the memory of artist Yann Pernet, a close friend of V. E. Bossert who died in 2020.

Ten authors were invited to freely write one page of text, which was then designed in collaboration with one of the ten graphic designers also invited by the Centre. The texts, ranging from dense, deeply personal narratives to bold slogans capturing the author’s different thoughts and feelings, were each displayed for a fortnight behind the windows of the confined CCA, for passers-by to see.


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