“Do a Book” is a group exhibition at White Space Beijing Gallery in Caochangdi, devoted to exploring the medium of artist books and text-based art works. Curated by George Chang and Katherine Don, this provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with an important tradition of creative expression explored by a diverse group of artists both in China and abroad : Tom Bell, Lukas Birk,章森 George Chang, 张能杰 Rutherford Chang, 陳龍斌 Chen Longbin, Ain Cocke, 郭鸿蔚 Guo Hongwei, 洪浩 Hong Hao, 黄敏 Huang Min, Ravikumar Kashi, 孔国桥 Kong Guoqiao, 梁志和 Leung Chiwo, 刘任Liu Ren, 马军 Ma Jun, 掉对 Out collective, 庆庆 Qingqing, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 曾建華 Tsang Kinwah, Heimo Wallner, 王超 Wang Chao, Terry Winters & Ben Marcus, 徐冰 Xu Bing
The purpose of the exhibition is to create a dialogue about the tradition of the artist book and the genre of the book medium. Although not absent from current practice, the book is an art form deeply rooted in traditional artistic practice yet is a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China. 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. Book art embraces the form of conventional books and publishing practices creating platform for artistic creation related to drawing, painting, photography, writing, editing, printing, binding, distribution and exhibition all bound in a single object.
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Opening on February 18th, the show will last until March 18th.
Contact: White Space Beijing 空白空间
No.255 Caochangdi, Airport Service Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing, 100015