Where artists' books and the book arts meet online...
Time: December 1, 2010 at 9am to October 1, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Artspace Mackay, Australia
Street: Gordon Street
Website or Map: http://www.artspacemackay.com…
Phone: 07 4961 9722
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Billie-Jo Obst
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2011
c/o Poste Restante
Artists Books from the Mackay Regional Council Collection
C/O Poste Restante highlights a selection of works from the Mackay Regional Council’s permanent collection of artists books. Our increased use of electronic technology combined with the environmental need to work towards a paper free society, continuously threatens the book's role as humankind's primary communication tool.
This threat to the well loved dog-eared book has led to an increased interest in book arts amongst artists, with a growing number choosing to work with artists books and altered books as a way to define and express issues present in contemporary society.
The work in this exhibition explores and examines the preciousness and sentimentality of letters, diaries, journals, scribbled notes, travel tickets and indeed the art of handwriting itself. With global computer literacy on the rise, even quick handwritten notes and scribbled messages with quirky little sketches are on the way out, replaced by txts & ??!!!......”
c/o Poste Restante, Artists Books from the Mackay Regional Council Collection, Cox Rayner Gallery, Artspace Mackay
EXHIBITION DATES: October 2010 - 2011
Sophie CALLE "Take care of yourself" (detail) 2007. Commercially produced artists book, hardbound, card inserts containing compact discs and DVD discs. Edition 1000. Purchased 2008, Mackay Regional Council Collection.
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