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One of a Kind: Unique Artist’s Books

  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 W. 27th St. #210, New York City, New York, New York, 10001, US

Curated by Heide Hatry

April 4 – May 18, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Experimental and inventive, these Unique Artist’s Books are revealed in all their power and vulnerability. International artist, former rare books seller, and maker of unique artist’s books found in major international art museums, Heide Hatry curates a collection of Artist’s Books that give voice to the soul of this most intimate and eloquent of objects. Declaring Kafka’s injunction that a book must be an ice-axe to break the frozen seas of our souls, Hatry posits the exhibition as a way to identify and explore the social force and spiritual dimensions of the book in an age of mass publishing in which the form itself is widely perceived as being in decline. It is an apt time to permit the book to speak on its own behalf, in all its breadth and depth, and to reassert the fundamental interior act by which a creator relates to another being.

Participating Artists Include:
Tatjana Bergelt, Star Black, Christine Bofinger, Dove Bradshaw, Inge Bruggeman, Chrissy Conant, Steven Daiber, George Deem, Peter Downsbrough, Max Gimblett, Chie Hasegawa, Heide Hatry, Laura Hatry, Betty Hirst, Richard Humann, Paul M. Kaestner, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, Bodo Korsig Richard Kostelanetz, Christina Kruse, Andrea Lange, Annette Lemieux, Stephen Lipman, Kate Millett, Jim Peters and Kathline Carr, Herbert Pfostl, Raquel Rabinovich, Aviva Rahmani, Osmo Rauhala, Tom Roth, Elsbeth Sachs, Claudia Sbrissa, Cheryl Schainfeld, Pat Steir, Aldo Tambellini, Sharone Vendringer, Sharone Vendringer, Maria Viviano, Lewis Warsh, Clemens Weiss, Mark Wiener, Ottfried Zielke.