Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost. They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain. They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be). Art shows come and go but books stay around for years. They are works themselves, not reproductions of works. Books are the best medium for many artists working today. The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions. It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible. Books make it easier to accomplish this.
Sol LeWitt, Art-Rite Magazine #14, January 1976
• 6 August 2014 • 15 notes
“The Seattle and Vancouver exhibitions were the first of the numbered shows to have a catalogue – 10 x 15 cm loose index cards to be arranged and read randomly, including my introductory, or interfoliated, text. […] I liked the idea that the reader could throw out the cards she or he did not like, which paralleled the ‘anti-taste’ bias of the entire exhibition.”
— Lucy R. Lippard, “Curating by Numbers” in Tate Papers, 2009.
• 15 July 2014
Judd Foundation, brand guidelines, stationery, website and communication materials by Remake.
• 15 July 2014 • 1 note
“In the present instance, in Artists & Photographs, the contents of the catalogue are variants of the items in the exhibition, not reproductions. Both the exhibited "object" and the catalogue "entry" are permutations made possible by the repeatability of the photographic process.”
— Lawrence Alloway, 1970.
• 11 July 2014
“The present exhibition/catalogue […]”
— Lawrence Alloway, 1970.
• 10 July 2014
DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
Art after Identity Politics
• 11 June 2014 • 2 notes
Agência Cristal #agenciacristal #tumblr agencia-cristal.tumblr.com
• 5 June 2014
"We printed the fucking internet."
– Kenneth Goldsmith
• 4 June 2014 • 223 notes
Kunsthalle Wien’s public releases now include hashtags. This is the first time I notice the use of hashtags in this context. But why these and not an hashtag with the artist’s name?
• 28 May 2014
"da cauda à cabeça", o livro de Carla Filipe, está á venda na loja do @museuberardo. Fotografia de @david_rato #museuberardo #carlafilipe #archivebooks (at Museu Coleção Berardo)
• 15 May 2014 • 1 note
changedvisionforever.tumblr.com #cvfe #changedvisionforever
• 2 May 2014
Carla Filipe. da cauda à cabeça - Museu Coleção Berardo and Archive Books, 2014. Design by Gonçalo Sena.
• 3 April 2014 • 1 note
O que um livro pode
• 25 March 2014 • 6 notes
Carla Filipe. da cauda à cabeça - lançamento 26 de março @museuberardo #livrosdearte #artbooks #archivebooks
• 21 March 2014