"The point d'ironie originates from a talk between agnès b., Christian Boltanski and Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1997. Six to eight issues are published each year. Each of them is made by an artist who makes it his own and brings it up to a singular work of art. By means of its gratuitousness as well as of its size and circulation, the   is an atypical periodical which is distributed in a scattered way already issued : d’ironie (one hundred thousand copies are spread out over the world in museums, galleries, bookshops, schools, movie theatres, shops, etc.) Made up by the French writer Alcanter de Brahm at the end of the XIXth century, the   is a punctuation mark used at the end of sentences (as an exclamation or a question mark) to point ironic passages in a text."

N° 00, by JONAS MEKAS.

"When I was around ten, I used to design and write a journal on a single sheet of paper folded four ways and, 75 years later, here I am being invited to contribute to this refined and mysterious collection, point d’ironie. I had just made a film featuring a friend of mine, a postman from Provence, and the documentary I’m starting with JR opens with this postman plastered over three stories. Now, here he is folded four ways in point d’ironie, delivering my correspondence. Postmen are the cohorts of destiny!"

N° 57, by AGNES VARDA.

N° 31, by YOKO ONO.

"For a long time now, I have been going to the flea market and buying postcards. I have started several mini-collections of subjects that attract me, because as any junk junkie knows, once you have found that second version of something you have already started your collection. So at a certain point, I began finding deformed trees, trees that were grown into personalities through age or freakery and had become subjects for those anonymous jobbing photographers of the last century. And then, it became about the pleasure of picking up a paintbrush again after a long abstinence."

N° 36, by TACITA DEAN.

N° 18, by ROSEMARIE TROCKEL.

N° 50, by CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI.

N° 25, by MATTHEW BARNEY.

N° 34, by MICHEL FOUCAULT.

N° 11, by HANS PETER NEUMANN.

N° 42, by TOBIAS BUCHE.

N° 37, by ED RUSCHA.

N° 28, by RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE.

N° 16, by RICHARD BILLINGHAM.

N° 20, by KEN LUM & CHEN ZNEN.

N° 17, by JOHN GIORNO & UGO RONDINONE.

N° 7, by CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI.

N° 39, by RICHARD PRINCE.

N° 32, by PAUL ARMAND GETTE.

 

N° 24, by YONA FRIEDMAN.

 

N° 24, by YONA FRIEDMAN.

N° 59, by RAYMOND PETTIBON & MARCEL DZAMA.

N° 49, by RYAN MCGINLEY.