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Skrinch, 2007 Inkjet Pigment Print on Arches Textured Paper 42 3/4 × 54 Inches © Courtesyof the artist and Galerie Maubrie
« LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE COMME MÉMOIRE » (A LIBRARY AS MEMORY)

24 Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
France
January 28th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2012
Opening: January 28th, 2012 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.gabriellemaubrie.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
4th Arrondissement
EMAIL:  
maubrie@orange.fr
PHONE:  
01 42 78 03 97
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 2-7 and by appointment
TAGS:  
digital

DESCRIPTION

The dominance of digital media as the primary place for information exchange has fundamentally changed the place of the written word and books in our culture. Once the central place for both formalizing current discourse and preserving ideas books have become something more iconic often representing the need for some kind of collective memory that is more physically tangible then images on a computer screen. The artists in this exhibition all use the idea and image of a book in an idiosyncratic way which links shared cultural information with personal memory or interpretation challenging the singular voice of an author as well as examining the book as an iconic object versus a container for text.