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Fifth Floor presents\, Bound Together\, a group of artist's books made by various artists and curated by photographer\, Gusmano Cesaret ti. Artists\, Erik Castro\, Ane Crabtree\, Kasra Farahani\, Hector Gonzalez \, Kurt Mangum\, Rebecca Mann\, Robbie McDonald\, Olivier Ozoux\, Steven Ti shkoff\, and Gusmano Cesaretti himself contributed these hand-made works.
Bookworks are experiential and less about the passive act of read ing\; in some cases only resembling a book in form\, they exude an expressi veness and openness not found in traditional books. The lack of a third par ty that edits or crafts the work makes it a unique opportunity to see the i nner workings of the artist and a more personal and unedited relationship b etween the artist and their work. These books are rarely displayed in a man ner that allows the viewer access to the whole of the work\, the artist boo k most often keeps the majority of itself hidden. For this exhibition the b ooks can be opened by the viewer thereby also binding a very intimate relat ionship between the artist and the viewer.

These various books c ontain sketches\, collages\, drawings\, writing and many include multimedia aspects including ipods and even one which has a cover which can be played on a record player. The typical book format need not be adhered to as some may even fold out into a panorama. While stretching the boundaries of what is considered a “book” these works can easily reach the aesthetic level of objet d’art.

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