Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1
[Image: O Jun "Traveling in the absence of control" (2001) photo: Kenshu Shintsubo]
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In order to explore the expressive platform known as the “Artist Book,” this event will bring together artists working in various fields who have employed their own unique methodology to create one of these books, connecting the world of art and print.
What is the current value of these books, which were once considered a cutting-edge format, and how effective are they today? What does the unique physical reality of the book experience, characterised by the thickness of the pages, the overall weight, the smell of the ink, and the marks of aging, bring? Taking such factors into consideration, the creators participating in this exhibition will attempt to embody their artistic expression in the book medium. This is a chance to experience the expressive potential of books.
The exhibition will be held simultaneously at six venues in Tokyo and Sendai. Each venue will present different content so it is worth visiting as many as possible.
Artists: Kana Aoki, Satoru Itazu, Jin Imamura, O Jun, Ari Ookubo, Kanon Kawakubo, Toshiyuki Kimura, Sonoko Sakurai, Kenshu Shintsubo, Fumi Natsume, Seiichiro Miida, Nanae Mitobe, Shuji Yamamoto
Talk Event: The Story of Books - The Connection Between Art and Books
Event Date: Nov. 3 (Fri) 17:00-18:30 (doors open 16:45)
Speakers: Akiko Takiguchi (curator at Urawa Art Museum), O Jun (painter)
Venue: inside NADiff a/p/a/r/t
*Event in Japanese
*Please see the official website for booking and further details.