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Re: [BKARTS] Reminder - Exhibition Opening at CBA tomorrow evening



The original message indicates it comes from the Center for Book Arts and
all the info you require is at the bottom of that message. Take a look at
the bottom of this message and you should see it.

Lavinia Adler

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:42:17 -0400 Alan Shalette <AlShal@xxxxxxx> writes:
> Please don't imply a place when you can say what it is
> right up front. And don't assume I know beforehand
> who you are or where you are.
>
> Too much time is wasted trying to find out whether what
> you propose applies to me -- and too many messages
> like yours.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Alan Shalette
> Albuquerque NM
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "The Center for Book Arts" <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 2:26 PM
> Subject: Reminder - Exhibition Opening at CBA tomorrow evening
>
>
> |
> | If you are in town, please come by for the opening tomorrow evening
> | Thursday, September 25, 6 to 8 pm
> |
> | Rory Golden
> | OPEN FOR ACTION
> |
> | An Exhibition of Political Book Art
> |
> | In every era books have been created to influence people's actions
> and
> | decisions. In ancient times the priests of Egypt made books that
> controlled
> | the belief system of their civilization and secured the power of
> themselves
> | and their Pharaoh. During the Inquisition the Catholic Church
> controlled
> | what books could exist. The spread of literacy through printing
> advanced the
> | Reformation in the 16th Century as books changed the way people
> thought and
> | shifted political power. Books fomented the French and American
> Revolutions
> | in the 18th Century. In the 19th Century political cartoons were a
> powerful
> | force.
> |
> | During the 20th Century artists took to the presses, and worked to
> change
> | the way we view the world. The manifestos of the Constructivists
> and the
> | Futurists shook the pillars of accepted Art. The Bauhaus artists
> promoted
> | their visions through books. By the last quarter of the century,
> thousands
> | of individual artists were producing books to express themselves.
> |
> | Our current exhibition presents the work of over 40 artists who
> use the book
> | form to incite the viewer to action. Some of the works focus on the
> | environment, others on war, racism, or personal issues like sex
> and gender
> | relations. The works are not just intended to inform or
> entertain-the
> | artists want you to DO SOMETHING!
> | Featuring works by Seana Biondolillo, Gaza Bowen, Kyle Bravo, Sue
> Coe &
> | Holly Metz, Critical Art Ensemble, John Fekner, Guerilla Art
> Action Group,
> | Davd Homer, Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese, Barbara Kruger, Tuli
> Kupferberg,
> | Miranda Maher, Scott McCarney, Josh McPhee, Dona Ann McAdams,
> Louise
> | Neaderland, Joseph Nechvatal, Gilles Peress, Roxy Paine, Stephan
> Petroff,
> | Adrian Pipper, Susan Rotolo, Annie Sprinkle, Melissa Shook, David
> Thorne,
> | Jean Toche, Larry Walczak, Carrie Mae Weems, John Wood and others.
> |
> | Title: OPEN FOR ACTION
> | Curated by Sharon Gilbert and Richard Minsky
> | Dates: September 25 - December 5, 2003
> | Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4
> pm, Closed
> | Sundays
> | Location: 28 W. 27th Street, Third Floor ²New York, NY 10001

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