Bookworks: Monash University Museum of Art.
Curated by Warren Taylor, bookworks at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) features artists Adam Cruickshank (Australia), Will Holder (UK), Olaf Nicolai (Germany), Roma Publications (Netherlands) and Batia Suter (Switzerland/Netherlands). Mexican conceptual artist Ulises Carrión once said, “A book is a time-space sequence,”and Melbourne is home to a vibrant culture of art publishing. Against the rise of digital media, the printed book has continued, if not grown, in its presence within and about art and its practices. This exhibition explores the conceptual, technical and material form of artist books – their history, production, classification and distribution. Featuring the work of artists, graphic designers, book makers and publishers, the exhibition will host workshops and forums in partnership with Monash’s School of Design, as well as an independent art library that functions as an incubator for research and design. bookworks runs from July 24 until September 21, 2019.