The Book Dispersed

Group exhibition by the collective Unstable Media | The Book Dispersed
Curatorship | Unstable Media  (Margarida Carvalho, Sofia Ponte, Ana Carvalho e Paula Roush)
Venue | Casa das Artes e SputNik & The Window, Porto
Dates | 24.09.2017 – 28.10.2017

Curatorship | Unstable Media  (Founded in 2015, Unstable Media is a collective that acts through variable media subject to disappearance. With an emphasis on the problematization of gender, but not exclusively, its activity implies the materialisation of participatory and curatorial artistic strategies, meanwhile investigating the complexity of these relations. The preliminary state of the artistic projects the group carries out calls for the study of exhibition, documentation and archive paradigms. Media Unstable are: Margarida Carvalho, Sofia Ponte, Ana Carvalho and Paula Roush.)
Venue | Casa das Artes e SputNik & The Window, Porto
Dates | 24.09.2017 – 28.10.2017

“The Book Dispersed” exhibition focus on the concept of artist’s book. In the 1960s and 1970s the book started to be seen as an alternative, democratic exhibition platform, which was more free from commercial and/or institutional appropriation, and could be accessed in the private sphere – the very characteristics that subsequently came to define the World Wide Web. With the development of digital technology and the consequent rise of the Internet, one would have expected the book to have become less relevant as an artistic medium. Yet this did not happen. That digital technology has made it easier and less costly for artists to produce and distribute their work worldwide is certainly a contributing factor. And, given its creative potential, couldn’t the artist’s book also provide a viewing model that not only challenges conventional exhibition venues and platforms but actually contributes to reinvent them?

Featuring Beatriz Albuquerque, Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot, Ana Alvim, Isabel Baraona, Ricardo Basbaum, Stanislav Brisa, Jessica Brouder, Catarina F. Cardoso, Isabel Carvalho, Paulo Catrica, Julie Cook, Ana Efe, Os Espacialistas, Inês M. Ferreira, Ana Fonseca, Lara Gonzalez, Dejan Habicht, Michael Hampton, Teresa Huertas, Andrea Inocêncio, Calum F. Kerr, Sharon Kivland, Tanja Lažetić, Catarina Leitão, Ana Madureira, Fernando Marante, Daniela de Moraes, Eugénia Mussa, Eva-Maria Offermann, Andreia Alves de Oliveira, José Oliveira, Susana Paiva, Tadej Pogacar, Pedro Proença, Carla Rebelo, Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro, Mireille Ribière, Sara Rocio, Ana João Romana & Susana Anágua, paula roush, Ana Santos, Manuela São Simão, Kim Svensson, Filipa Valladares & Maria do Mar Fazenda, Francisco Varela, Rodrigo Vilhena, Emmanuelle Waeckerle e Gillian Wylde.”

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