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DO A BOOK

255 Cao Changdi, Airport Service Road
Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing
China
February 18th, 2012 - March 18th, 2012
Opening: February 18th, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.whitespace-beijing.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
beijing
EMAIL:  
info@whitespace-beijing.com
PHONE:  
+86 10 84562054
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
books

DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this display is to create a dialogue about the tradition of the "artist book" and the genre of the book medium. The artist book is an art form and a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China, but is not absent from current practice. An artist book does not refer to a publication used to augment an exhibition, rather it is an object produced as an art work itself, often as a unique or limited edition. This project is a survey of objects that are related to books by twenty-four contemporary artists from cities around the world. This exhibition highlights the varied interpretations of the book form: as a vessel for information or narrative, as an abstract form that transcends function, or as a medium referring to a book's social function.