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[BKARTS] "The Consistency Of Shadows - Exhibition Catalogs As Autonomous Works Of Art"

The Betty Rymer Gallery/School of the Art Institute of Chicago is currently
in the process of preparing for an exhibition titled "The Consistency Of
Shadows - Exhibition Catalogs As Autonomous Works Of Art", which will be
open in February 2003.  Curator Doro Boehme is selecting from a multitude
of formats and aesthetic approaches by artists, galleries, museums, etc.
that attempt to expand the common function of the catalog as mere memory
and inventory of a show into its own work of art

For this event a catalog will be produced with original contributions by
Christian Boltanski (artist, Paris/France), Mary Jane Jacob (writer and
independent curator, Chicago), Barbara Moore (art historian, publisher and
rare-book dealer, also proprietor of Bound & Unbound), Anthony Elms (art
critic and editor of WhiteWalls, Chicago) and Alan Cravitz (private
collector of artists' books and exhibition catalogs, Chicago).

The book and CD-ROM will be housed in a specifically designed and
vacuformed acrylic box and can be purchased NOW for the price of $ 32.-
plus sh/h ($ 8.- first item, $ 2.50 each additional copy)

For details and images of the mock-up please go to
http://www.artic.edu/saic/art/flasch/flasch_exhibit.html or

(It's well worth taking a quick look; the design of the item is rather

The item is being offered on a pre-subscription basis.
You can fax in or email your order and will receive a pro-forma invoice.
Please send in your order or any inquieries to Henrietta Zielinski,
Bibliographer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, under
hzielinski@artic.edu or phone her at 312-899-5099 (or fax her at

Actual production of the catalog is currently under way but you will not
obtain your copy until opening of the show, as installation shots will be
added to the CD-ROM.
Thank you for supporting this project and, please, come see the show if
you're in town.



AnneDorothee Boehme
Special Collections Librarian
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
John M Flaxman Library/School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 South Wabash
Chicago / Il 60603-3103

312.899.5098 (phone)
312.899.1851 (fax)


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