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Art Therapy for Conceptual Artists

Art Therapy for Conceptual Artists

Art Therapy for Conceptual Artists

Author:
Neke Carson, New York

Design:
Neke Carson, New York; Urs Lehni, Rollo Press, Zürich

Printing:
Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda, Tallinn

Publisher:
Rollo Press, Zürich

ISBN:
978-3-90621-301-9

 

An art book by the American artist Neke Carson dating from 1972, containing instructions for making five ‘works of art' out of papier mâché, wood, plasticine, etc., has been reissued as a paperback. The five chapters each start with a full-page instructional text in a typewriter font, followed by a series of photos - each placed singly on the recto page - illustrating the work process. A reprint of an advertising poster for the book serves as a dust jacket, and a photograph of the original edition appears on the book's front cover. The relationship to the original is thus very well presented and the reproduction is otherwise befitting. The book has a contemporary appearance, is slightly mysterious, and the original is in no way fetishized. The amusing material is a historic find, and the question of the future of art that was raised on the poster can be raised once again, forty years later.

 

Videos: Körner Union & Maximage, Lausanne / Zürich
Jury reviews: Tan Wälchli, Berlin/Zürich

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