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Re: [BKARTS] Exquisite Corpse Books ON EXHIBIT AT YALE



"BY CHANCE: SERENDIPITY AND RANDOMNESS IN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS' BOOKS"
Sharen Linder referred to the Silver Buckle Press "Exquisite Corpse" book
(organized by Barb Tetenbaum), which was followed by "Exquisite Horse" (organized
by Tracy Honn). Those are both included in the "By Chance" exhibition I guest-
curated at Yale Sterling Library, which runs through November 6th. They appear in
the "blind collaboration" category, along with several other examples of artists
working separately on the same book project, including a large-format comic book
called "Narrative Corpse" (69 comic book artists each doing a six-panel strip;
they were only provided the strip just before theirs, and it runs as one long
narrative). To find out more about the exhibit, with over 50 books, go to:
http://www.library.yale.edu/aob/
There will be a lecture on the exhibit October 3rd.

Following is an excerpt from a message previously posted to the BKARTS list by
Jae Rossman, Curator of the Arts of the Book Collection at Yale University
Library:

The exhibit focuses on the idea of purposefully using chance in the concept and/
or execution of contemporary artists' books. Using both historical and modern
examples, the show illustrates different approaches by artists who have embraced
unpredictability.

"By Chance" is based on the idea developed by guest curator, Robin Price, Printer
& Publisher, of Middletown, Connecticut. Price's recent work falls into the
category of embracing chance, and she was curious about others' ventures into
this arena. Her research led her to the Arts of the Book Collection at the Yale
University Library. "That's a great idea for a show!" said Jae Rossman, Special
Collections Librarian. The exhibit will be presented in two locations in the
Sterling Memorial Library: the Exhibition Corridor in the main hall and in the
Arts of the Book Collection.

Robin Price will give a lecture about her findings on chance in the work of
contemporary book artists on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 4pm in the Sterling
Memorial Library lecture hall. This lecture and the exhibition are free and open
to the public.

The Arts of the Book Collection is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am -
1pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm - 5pm. The Collection will have special
Saturday hours on September 14 and October 12, 2002 from 11am - 3pm. The
Exhibition Corridor is accessible when the Sterling Memorial Library is open.
Check the library's web site for details:  http://www.library.yale.edu/

Contact the Arts of the Book Collection for further details.

 http://www.library.yale.edu/aob/
 (203) 432-1712 Phone
 (203) 432-0549 Fax

 Jae Jennifer Rossman
 Special Collections Librarian &
 Curator, Arts of the Book Collection
 Yale University Library
 PO Box 208240
 New Haven CT  06520-8240 USA
 (203) 432-1712
 (203) 432-0549 (fax)

Robin Price, Printer & Publisher
Starr Mill, Beverly Heights
Middletown, CT 06457
tel 860-344-8644 fax 860-344-0344

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