May 17, 2022

Exhibition Report: “Soda Cans, Pee and Maybe Cheese: Inside ‘Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists'”

From LA Weekly:

When artists make books, they blur the line between craftsmanship and fine art. The result is often a very subjective definition of what a book is, or what it should be. The same can be said about art. After all, when we look at a piece of art, are we viewing it, reading it or both? What makes a sculpture with words on it different from a sculpture made from a book? What distinguishes a painting with text on it from a painting on printed paper? Currently on view at the Getty Research Institute (GRI), “Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists” raises these types of questions and more, with dozens of limited-edition examples of book art as well as more than 20 one-of-a-kind pieces that not only redefine the meaning of art but question the nature of so-called printed matter overall.

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