Bookworks at MUMA
Address: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong rd, Caulfield East
Date: 24.07 - 21.09.19
A spread from the catalogue that was the final outcome of the performance.
Photo: Matthew Stanton.
VEHICLES FOR ARTWORK
DOCUMENTS OF ARTISTIC PRACTICE AND
DEMOCRATIC SITES FOR THE COLLABORATION OF DISCIPLINES
In his influential text ‘The New Art of Making Books’, 1975, Mexican artist Ulises Carrión promoted the book as a ‘space-time sequence’, rather than a mere object of literary work. Carrion’s independent bookshop Other Books and So, along with New York’s Printed Matter, were among the first to support publishing as a site for the exchange of artistic ideas. Books were affordable, popular, sold from the shelf and distributed by mail.
In this spirit, Bookworks is a contemporary examination of art publishing that features the work of a diversity of practitioners as well as the independent Art Library, workshops and a lecture series held in partnership with Monash’s School of Design.
Bookworks is on now until 21 September 2019.