Wednesday, April 20, 2011
GEOAIR: Exhibition and discussion on artists books /Philippine Hoegen & Banu Cennetoglu (geoairresidency.blogspot.com)
“Artists’ books are works of art realized in the form of a book. They are often published in small editions, though sometimes they are produced as one-of-a-kind objects referred to as “uniques” (Wikipedia).
On view, will be the complete Bent Books (a series of artists’ books from Turkey), and a collection of artists’ books made by artists in Tbilisi both recently and in the past. Additionally there will be artists’ books from the BAS and GeoAIR/Archidrome archives.
Banu Cennetoglu and Philippine Hoegen will hold a brief introduction to the history and context of artists’ books as they have experienced them. Then they will invite the artists’ present for an exchange with the audience on their books, their approaches to the medium and its position in the local context.
This event about artists’ books is initiated by Banu Cennetoglu and Philippine Hoegen, editors of Bent Artists’ Books, in collaboration with GeoAIR.
Banu Cennetoglu works with photography, installation and printed matter. After having a B.A in Psychology, she studied photography in Paris. Between 2002-2003 she was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. In 2006 she initiated BAS, a project space in Istanbul focusing on collection and production of artists’ books and printed matter. Her recent exhibitions include Guilty feet have got no rhythm. / Kunsthalle Basel, Manifesta 8, Sample Sale / Rodeo, Istanbul, 53rd Venice Biennial, The Pavilion of Turkey (with Ahmet Ogut), 10th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Athens Biennial. Cennetoglu lives and works in Istanbul.
Philippine Hoegen lives in Amsterdam. She studied at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague and obtained a masters degree at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. From 2004 to 2007 she lived and worked in Istanbul and co-initiated with BAS the series of artists’ books called Bent. She is founder and board member of Calcite Revolt, a platform for professional exchange for artists, curators and theorists. She is a tutor at the St Joost Academy in Den Bosch, NL. She works with photography, video, installations, text and printed matter. Her most recent publication, a collaboration with Carolien Stikker, is "Superstructure", published by the Dorsky Museum, New Palz, NY and the State University of New York in conjunction with our exhibition "Inscription".
Open Call for Artists' Books!!!
Opening on the 20nd of April, there will be an exhibition of artists' books in Tbilisi.
"Artists' books are works of art realized in the form of a book. They are often published in small editions, though sometimes they are produced as one-of-a-kind objects referred to as "uniques"."en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist
We hereby invite artists from Caucasus region who work in this medium to send in a copy of their artist's book.
All received books will be included in the exhibition. The exhibition is initiated by Banu Cennetoglu and Philippine Hoegen, editors of Bent Artists' Books*, in collaboration with GeoAIR*. The exhibition will also include a selection of books from the BAS* collection and publications.
For delivering the books please contact Sophia Lapiashvili on the number +99599677307
GeoAIR office is on Zubalashvulebi street between 54 and 56.
After the exhibition your book can become part of the GeoAIR archive in Tbilisi or it can become part of the BAS archive in Istanbul. Alternatively it can be sent back to you. In this case please add sufficiently stamped envelope with your name and address.
For more information please contact:
Infogeoair: firstname.lastname@example.org or Philippine Hoegen: email@example.com