Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Book Borrowers

"The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book" is the latest installment in the Bellevue Art Museum's (BAM), WA. This show is a part of BAM's ongoing exhibition series Material Evidence. What I'm really interested is that the show features 31 works from the renowned contemporary artists transforming books into sculptural works, including Brian Dettmer, James Allen, Noriko Ambe, Long-Bin Chen, Jacqueline Rush Lee and Georgia Russell among others.

"The works in this exhibition reveal new and unexpected layers of meaning that go beyond the book as a source of information and offer a fresh look at its place in an increasingly digitally oriented world. The Book Borrowers is both a nostalgic homage to the book and a reflection on our current progression beyond it."

Links :
  •  Jonathan Shipley's piece on the exhibit, Running With Scissors, in the March issue of Fine Books & Collections.
  • Other images of altered books
Brian Dettmer's

Noriko Ambe's

Jacqueline Rush Lee's

Georgia Russell's

Long-Bin Chen's

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