|Editions: hand-knotted rugs|
|Off Site: public art & installations|
|Artists' Book program|
|About BravinLee programs|
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|Artists' book program|
The artists' book program involves the exhibition of artists' books. These works may be sketch books, limited edition bound projects or artist/writer collaborative efforts.
While BravinLee programs will continue to exhibit framed and wall mounted works on paper, this new program is absolutely necessary to highlight and privilege an artistic idiom that is essential yet under represented within the conventional gallery system.
Unique from other media, the book form allows for endless variance while remaining tied to the rules of narrative, order, and finitude. Adhering to, or working against these formal constraints, the artist's book reveals the hidden potential of this familiar and beloved form. The sketchbook is a place for experimentation and the formulation of concepts, often made for the sheer pleasure and immediacy of the act, possibly on the road or in the studio. Works that follow the sequential structure of a journal, an album, a scrapbook, or that deconstruct the notions of grammar and linearity call into question the validity of delineating between "art" and "literature," positing new possibilities and revealing novel territory.
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