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Documentation photos of the large book art exhibition 'Do a Book' in Beijing 18 February to 18 March 2012, White Space Gallery, Beijing
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  • http://lumdimsum.com/2012/02/15/do-a-book-%E5%81%9A%E4%B8%80%E6%9C%AC%E4%B9%A6-opening-at-white-space/\nDo a Book | 做一本书 Opening at White Space Gallery\nPosted: February 15th, 2012 | Author: LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Upcoming Events | Tags: Ain Cocke, Alexander Ochs, Ben Marcus,Caochangdi Art District, Chambers Fine Art, Chen Longbin, Do a Book Group Exhibition and Installation, George Chang, Guo Hongwei, Heimo Wallner, Hong Hao, Huang Min, Katherine Don, Kiki Smith, Kong Guoqiao, Leung Chiwo, Liu Ren, Lukas Birk, Ma Jun, Out collective, Pekin Fine Art, Qingqing, Ravikumar Kashi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rutherford Chang, Sarah Sze, Terry Winters, Tom Bell, Tsang Kinwah, Wang Chao, White Space Gallery, Xu Bing | No Comments »\n\nDo a Book Group Exhibition and Installation is a project that has been in the works for years and is finally opening with over 25 talented artists in White Space Gallery in Caochangdi from 3PM-6PM on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The month-long exhibition will be on display until March 18, 2012.\nCurated by Katherine Don and George Chang, they say this project “is devoted to exploring the medium of artist books and text-based art works and combines our obsessions with books and art and paper things”.\n“After rounding up more than twenty five artists to work with us on this, including some of our all-time favorites, its finally happening. We are really excited to make this show happen, the first of its kind in China, and hope you have a chance to come see it.” – Katherine Don, curator of ‘Do a Book’ Group Exhibition\nHere is a taste of what’s to come: \n \n\nTom Bell Hair Sketches (2007) Hair, hand-made paper, vellum 35 x 35 cm / 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in Unique Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Bell\n\n章 森 George Chang (b. 1973) One After Another (2004) Woodblock printing on paper and silk Box set of 8 small albums 16 x 11.5 x 1 cm 18 x 13 x 6.5 cm (box) Edition of 9\n\nAin Cocke Penetrating War Stories (2012) Book, Brass .45 Caliber Shel Casing, Rock Sugar, Death Valley Salt, Synthetic Fur from Children’s toy, Ink, Glitter. Size variable. Approximately 25 x 25 x 38 cm / 10 x 10 x 15 in. Unique\nSo what does all this mean? How are these books made into a medium of art?\n“Through a variety of media and processes, the artists’ objects presented in this exhibition highlight the varied interpretations of the book: as a vessel for information or narrative, as an abstract form that transcends function, or as a medium referring to a book’s social role. The juxtaposition of these works created by artists of different backgrounds and from cities around the world provides a starting point for exploring the relationship between text and imagery, and in a broader sense, the role of the book in the arts.”\nSome of the artists featured include:\nTom Bell, Lukas Birk,章森 George Chang, 张能杰 Rutherford Chang, 陳龍斌 Chen Longbin, Ain Cocke, 郭鸿蔚 Guo Hongwei, 洪浩 Hong Hao, 黄敏  Huang Min, Ravikumar Kashi, 孔国桥 Kong Guoqiao, 梁志和 Leung Chiwo, 刘任Liu Ren, 马军 Ma Jun, 掉对 Out collective, 庆庆 Qingqing, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 曾建華 Tsang Kinwah, Heimo Wallner, 王超 Wang Chao, Terry Winters & Ben Marcus, 徐冰 Xu Bing\nIf you’re keen to check out this exhibition, there’s also plenty other events going on in the Caochangdi area.  Make it an art day and check out other openings in the area including Chambers Fine Art, Alexander Ochs and Pekin Fine Art.\nEvent Details:\nOpening Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 3PM-6PM\nExhibition Dates: Feb 18th  – Mar 18th ,2012 \nLocation: White Space Beijing 空白空间 in Caochangdi\nAddress: 北京朝阳区机场辅路,草场地255号 100015, \nNo.255 Caochangdi, Airport Service Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing, 100015\nTel: +86 10 84562054\nCurated by George Chang (章森) and Katherine Don (唐凯琳)\n\nChen Longbin陳龍斌(b.1964) Peeper Series 窥视系列 (2009) Used hardcover books with spyglass and model figurines Size variable. Approximately 21.5 x 15 x 5 cm; 21.5 x 15 x 5 cm; 23.3 x 15.5 x 3 cm; 24 x 16.5 x 4 cm; 24 x 16 x 3.5 cm Unique Photo Credit: Copyright Chen Longbin\n\n
  • http://lumdimsum.com/2012/02/15/do-a-book-%E5%81%9A%E4%B8%80%E6%9C%AC%E4%B9%A6-opening-at-white-space/\nDo a Book | 做一本书 Opening at White Space Gallery\nPosted: February 15th, 2012 | Author: LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Upcoming Events | Tags: Ain Cocke, Alexander Ochs, Ben Marcus,Caochangdi Art District, Chambers Fine Art, Chen Longbin, Do a Book Group Exhibition and Installation, George Chang, Guo Hongwei, Heimo Wallner, Hong Hao, Huang Min, Katherine Don, Kiki Smith, Kong Guoqiao, Leung Chiwo, Liu Ren, Lukas Birk, Ma Jun, Out collective, Pekin Fine Art, Qingqing, Ravikumar Kashi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rutherford Chang, Sarah Sze, Terry Winters, Tom Bell, Tsang Kinwah, Wang Chao, White Space Gallery, Xu Bing | No Comments »\n\nDo a Book Group Exhibition and Installation is a project that has been in the works for years and is finally opening with over 25 talented artists in White Space Gallery in Caochangdi from 3PM-6PM on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The month-long exhibition will be on display until March 18, 2012.\nCurated by Katherine Don and George Chang, they say this project “is devoted to exploring the medium of artist books and text-based art works and combines our obsessions with books and art and paper things”.\n“After rounding up more than twenty five artists to work with us on this, including some of our all-time favorites, its finally happening. We are really excited to make this show happen, the first of its kind in China, and hope you have a chance to come see it.” – Katherine Don, curator of ‘Do a Book’ Group Exhibition\nHere is a taste of what’s to come: \n \n\nTom Bell Hair Sketches (2007) Hair, hand-made paper, vellum 35 x 35 cm / 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in Unique Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Bell\n\n章 森 George Chang (b. 1973) One After Another (2004) Woodblock printing on paper and silk Box set of 8 small albums 16 x 11.5 x 1 cm 18 x 13 x 6.5 cm (box) Edition of 9\n\nAin Cocke Penetrating War Stories (2012) Book, Brass .45 Caliber Shel Casing, Rock Sugar, Death Valley Salt, Synthetic Fur from Children’s toy, Ink, Glitter. Size variable. Approximately 25 x 25 x 38 cm / 10 x 10 x 15 in. Unique\nSo what does all this mean? How are these books made into a medium of art?\n“Through a variety of media and processes, the artists’ objects presented in this exhibition highlight the varied interpretations of the book: as a vessel for information or narrative, as an abstract form that transcends function, or as a medium referring to a book’s social role. The juxtaposition of these works created by artists of different backgrounds and from cities around the world provides a starting point for exploring the relationship between text and imagery, and in a broader sense, the role of the book in the arts.”\nSome of the artists featured include:\nTom Bell, Lukas Birk,章森 George Chang, 张能杰 Rutherford Chang, 陳龍斌 Chen Longbin, Ain Cocke, 郭鸿蔚 Guo Hongwei, 洪浩 Hong Hao, 黄敏  Huang Min, Ravikumar Kashi, 孔国桥 Kong Guoqiao, 梁志和 Leung Chiwo, 刘任Liu Ren, 马军 Ma Jun, 掉对 Out collective, 庆庆 Qingqing, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 曾建華 Tsang Kinwah, Heimo Wallner, 王超 Wang Chao, Terry Winters & Ben Marcus, 徐冰 Xu Bing\nIf you’re keen to check out this exhibition, there’s also plenty other events going on in the Caochangdi area.  Make it an art day and check out other openings in the area including Chambers Fine Art, Alexander Ochs and Pekin Fine Art.\nEvent Details:\nOpening Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 3PM-6PM\nExhibition Dates: Feb 18th  – Mar 18th ,2012 \nLocation: White Space Beijing 空白空间 in Caochangdi\nAddress: 北京朝阳区机场辅路,草场地255号 100015, \nNo.255 Caochangdi, Airport Service Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing, 100015\nTel: +86 10 84562054\nCurated by George Chang (章森) and Katherine Don (唐凯琳)\n\nChen Longbin陳龍斌(b.1964) Peeper Series 窥视系列 (2009) Used hardcover books with spyglass and model figurines Size variable. Approximately 21.5 x 15 x 5 cm; 21.5 x 15 x 5 cm; 23.3 x 15.5 x 3 cm; 24 x 16.5 x 4 cm; 24 x 16 x 3.5 cm Unique Photo Credit: Copyright Chen Longbin\n\n
  • create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’\nthe artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China\nnot a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself\noften unique or limited edition\n24 artists from around the world\nvarious interpretations of the book form:\nas vessel for information or narrative\nas abstract form transcending function\nas medium referring to a book’s social function\n
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  • create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’\nthe artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China\nnot a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself\noften unique or limited edition\n24 artists from around the world\nvarious interpretations of the book form:\nas vessel for information or narrative\nas abstract form transcending function\nas medium referring to a book’s social function\n
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  • Wall Street Journal - stipple drawings 1st intro 1979\n
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  • Taiwanese\nhead = Buddhist icon of compassion\nbooks = non-fiction promoting Chinese nationalism\n
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  • 13 full moons in a year and waves of ocean\nreference cycles of female body\n
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  • hair = DNA\nsaving a lock of hair - in memory\n
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  • she creates a surreal dreamscape of the city\n
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  • reworking of Little Red Riding Hood (European fairy tale)\nhere wolf and girl have a peaceful confrontation\n
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  • shot with bullet from WW2 gun - she said she was assassinating a text she has drawn on for inspiration\nimagining it being read in battle and then shot for real\nIn February 1989, at the “China/Avant-Garde show” at the National Gallery of Art—the first Chinese government-sponsored exhibition of experimental art—the female artist Xiao Lu whipped out a pellet gun and fired two shots into a mirrored sculpture made from two telephone booths , which she created with another artist, Tang Song. Police officers swarmed into the museum. The international media covered the story as an act of rebellion. Xiao was embraced by the Chinese intelligencia as a hero and became the most famous female Chinese artist ever. Some even said the incident was an inspiration for the Tiananmen Square demonstration a couple months later.\nLater Xiao said that the motivation for her action was not political or aesthetic but emotional. She was expressing anxiety over her relationship ship with Tang which was on the decline, and firing at a reflection of herself. Many found this revelation trivialized what was perceived as a great revolutionary act.\n\n
  • Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868 – May 14, 1935) was a German physician and sexologist. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, which Dustin Goltz called "the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights."[1]\n\noppressed under Nazis - books burnt\n\nis this connected to the Chinese female artist Xiao Lu firing gun at ‘China/Avant-Garde show’? \nThe idea of firing at repression?\nSome suggest her guns shots inspired the uprising in 1989?\nShe later said it was because her relationship with artist Tang Song was failing?\nLOTS OF POSSIBLE REFERENCES\n
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  • facsimile of Chinese language edition of the History of Contemporary (Western) Art - freehand in pencil on paper - images omitted\n
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  • facebook and email responses from people called Victoria\nmeant to be a script to be performed with the artist taking on the identity of the different women - here it is a audio piece with 14 volunteers reading the variety of different comments\n
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  • Three Character Classic of San Zi Jung - Song dynasty primer for Confucian values for children - written 3 character triplets\nbut here each character surrounded by character for door (men)\ntransforming the meaning of some, some become meaningless and in Cantonese some become swear words\n(contemporary Cantonese use Three Character Classic is synonymous with swear words) also placing at centre of page to ‘hide’ the profanity\n
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  • selected works of former president Jiang Zemin\nstrange analogue prototype of ‘digital storage’\n
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  • block printing on paper & silk - uses convention of old Chinese accounts reports\n
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  • collective who slept for 2 hours in 23 different temples and documented the journeys\n
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  • Chinese Communist Manifesto rendered colourful Qing dynasty pattern porcelain\ndone this to other books like Utopia by Tomas More\nalso modern objects like cars, tvs etc - objects of modern globalisation\n
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  • artistic conversation - Terry Winters was sent the words of writer Ben Marcus - he then responded to the text with lithographs\n
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  • Do a book exhibition beijing 2012

    1. 1. 做一本书 DO A BOOK exhibition White Space Gallery, Beijing (Caochangdi) 18 February to 18 March 2012Curated by Katherine Don and George Chang
    2. 2. 做一本书 DO A BOOK exhibition more info here: http://lumdimsum.com/2012/02/15/do-a-book-%E5%81%9A %E4%B8%80%E6%9C%AC%E4%B9%A6-opening-at-white-space/ or short address: http://v.gd/xUxTgJthis presentation created by Jonathan Kearney for MA Visual Arts students at University of the Arts London
    3. 3. key points from the introduction text:
    4. 4. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’
    5. 5. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China
    6. 6. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself
    7. 7. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition
    8. 8. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition• 24 artists from around the world
    9. 9. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition• 24 artists from around the world• highlighting various interpretations of the book form:
    10. 10. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition• 24 artists from around the world• highlighting various interpretations of the book form: – as vessel for information or narrative
    11. 11. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition• 24 artists from around the world• highlighting various interpretations of the book form: – as vessel for information or narrative – as abstract form transcending function
    12. 12. key points from the introduction text:• create a dialogue about the tradition of the ‘artist book’• the artist book a medium widely unexplored by contemporary artists in China• ‘artist book’ not a publication to augment an exhibition, rather an art work itself• often unique or limited edition• 24 artists from around the world• highlighting various interpretations of the book form: – as vessel for information or narrative – as abstract form transcending function – as medium referring to a book’s social function
    13. 13. New York Times said of her work: ‘reverse-heroictinkering made sublime’

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