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



But not all of us immediately recognize "CBA".   Please put the location
("NYC") in the subject line.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lavinia Adler" <laviniaa@xxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: 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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