La Politesse de Wassermann

La Politesse de Wassermann, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann


“This is the way, step inside” is a line in the chorus of the song Atrocity Exhibition by Joy Division. The title of the track is taken directly from the novel by J.G. Ballard. It is also from this book that the exhibition La Politesse de Wassermann by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, presented in 2017 at the Maison Louis Carré designed by Alvar Aalto, borrows its title. This publication is conceived as a continuation of the exhibition, filled with echoes, playing the role of a witness to its five year interval. Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann invites other voices to join with hers in recounting other versions of this celebration of the subconscious, invoking reversals, images, desires, leather, metal, alcohol, etc. “This is the way, step inside…”
Silvia Guerra



Available at : 
– Paris 3e : Librairie Yvon Lambert
– Paris 8e : Librairie Fondation Pernod Ricard
– Paris 10e : Librairie After 8 Books
– Bazoches-sur-Guyonne (78) : Librairie Maison Louis Carré