Books in art
The inscription on the exterior of the machine says: Two years ago, I found this washing machine on rue Carpeaux, but it is not functional. I’ve used it once for washing clothes and once for washing books. Now it is the time to throw it away, herby noted down. Imagine inserting two historical books representing […]
In art, the more authentic a piece is, the greater it is appreciated by art enthusiasts. For artists like Ryan McGinley who use nudity as a medium for their art, the message remains the same; exclusivity. Yearbook might be a single artwork, but each of the more than 500 portraits taken in a studio makes
The Book from the Sky is one of the most intriguing Chinese art installations of the century and the nifty work of none other than the celebrated Chinese artist Xu Bing. This installation comprises a set of 4 hand-printed books, as well as wall and ceiling scrolls printed in the style of a wood letterpress.
The Castle by Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake, a mixed media conceptual artist, debuted in 2007. It featured a brick wall that was created by carefully arranging and stacking bricks over each other. The wall was made without mortar, and in the middle, a version of Franz Kafka’s The Castle rested crushed by the extreme
In the 1930s and 1940s in fascist Germany, the government banned thousands of books which had been written by authors of Jewish descent or writers that had previously shown communist or pacifist alliances. Decades later, a monument has been created to commemorate the censored books under the guidance of Argentine artist Marta Minujín. The monument
Andrew Beccone is an artist with a master’s degree in Information and Library Science and the founder of the Reanimation Library, a collection of carefully selected books. I caught up with Andrew during his residency at the Queens Museum Studio Program. While there have been remote temporary iterations in cities across the US and the