artists & participants
Corvi-Mora & Greengrassi are pleased to present Everything is About to Happen An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani 14 March - 26 April 2014 Opening: Friday, 14th March 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm
The exhibition presents circa 300 books in an attempt to offer an overview, and initiate an archive, of recent artists’ books. It focuses on publication as a medium and context for art practices. It looks at the ways in which artists use the format of the book as an artistic strategy exploiting, and often expanding upon, its nature as a fixed but randomly accessible sequence of words and images.
All the books selected are either self-published or participate in a minor economy of small publishers. Their modes of production and circulation, as well as the conditions under which they are experienced and stored, strengthen their content. The exhibition attempts to address this through different modes of presentation: a vast communal display table, a more concentrated reading station, and an exact catalogue. A certain surplus of vitality, a metaphoric, affective and social overflow of the codex structure is underlined.
Everything is About to Happen
An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani
AND Publishing & Abäke , Kasper Andreasen, blisterZine , Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Paul Elliman, Arnaud Desjardin, Michael Dean, Karl Holmqvist, La Biblioteque Fantastique , Louis Lüthi, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sara MacKillop, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris , Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.
One room organized by Corvi-Mora & Greengrassi