Lubok Exhibition at Bongoût gallery
Since 2007 Lubok is publishing extraordinary artists' books with a focus on original graphic linocut-books. Renowned artists like André Butzer, Tal R, Matthias Weischer, Christoph Ruckhäberle, and Volker Pfüller have already been published. Lubok will not only display their book releases but will take this opportunity to present some fine young artists' work as well.
Lubok's artists are using the technique and aesthetics of linocut. This old fashion approach is taken as an inspiring challenge to younger generations. The Lubok-linocuts are printed using an original "Präsident" cylinder printing press which was built in 1958. Each page is an original piece of art, however they are printed in editions and bound to be sold and distributed inexpensively.
Although the artists do not sign or number each single linocut, they still maintain the value and aura of an original. The publishers Christoph Ruckhäberle and Thomas Siemon want to create affordable books that contain affordable works of art within the pages. They intend each page to function as art. To exhibit the Lubok-books at a gallery is therefore just another playful element toward the discussion of original vs reproduced works and their inherit hierarchy or status.
In this exhibition, everyone who walks in, can afford to take one home.
Lubok is an awarded project, and has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig and in 2009 participated at the New York Art Book Fair in NYC. March 2010 Lubok will be exhibited at the Independent Art Fair in New York.
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