terça-feira, 15 de julho de 2014

Sol LeWitt

"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
(via http://artistsbooksandmultiples.blogspot.com.br)

segunda-feira, 14 de julho de 2014

Henri Matisse

 Interior with a young girl (Girl reading), 1905

Milton Glaser

Cartaz da exposição Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (1966), realizada na School of Visual Arts, com curadoria de Mel Bochner. 
A exposição consistia em quatro fichários idênticos com cópias de desenhos de artistas e outros profissionais que utilizam o desenho. O estudo para o cartaz fez parte da publicação.

Paul Paper

Untaken Photographs

Published by Booklet
40 Pages
18 x 12.5 cm
BW Offset
Edition of 100
For more than a year, instead of taking certain photographs Paul Paper wrote them down. Untaken Photographs is a book about seeing, photography and, ultimately, the (limits of) image. It is an artistic dialogue with the writings of Jacques Rancière, Roland Barthes and, especially, Vilém Flusser.
Paul Paper is an artist, curator and day-dreamer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. A founder of Sraunus - a traveling photography projection show - he works both on his own and collaboratively.