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



My exact point is that I don't want to read the
whole message to find out that it has no relevance
to me.

So please, if you send a message about an event,
put the critical information up front -- or even in
the subject.

Alan Shalette

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lavinia Adler" <laviniaa@xxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:43 AM
Subject: Re: 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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