Current Exhibit in the MCBA gallery
Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative
As sequential narratives, artists' books share much in common with film. Both are time-based and grounded in sequential visual communication. Historically, as well as in contemporary practice, artists blur and perforate the boundaries between these two disciplines to create innovative, engaging, and interactive works.
Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative explores this juncture by presenting film/video artists that create narratives in a book-like fashion; artists that create works comprised of both physical objects and film/video productions; artists who in their creative oeuvre use both the book format as well as video/film to communicate signature themes; contemporary and historical graphic novelists who bridge the gap between utilitarian story boards and best-selling publications; and book artists who express content using traditional cinematic conventions such as montage, close-ups, fades, pans, slow motion, flashbacks, foreshadowing, props, split screens and other film-like methods for maintaining engagement and directing the eyes of viewers/readers.
Work by some 70 artists will be featured, representing a diverse cross-section of contemporary work from across disciplines and around the world, including:
|John O. Smith
Deborah Phillips Chodoff
José Antonio Suárez Londoño
Directed was curated by Jeff Rathermel with the help of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Carleton College. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Book Art Biennial 2013 (July 27-28, 2013), a series of events, shows and workshops that explore the intersections of book, film and visual narrative. TO learn more, visit BookArtBiennial.org.
The Art of Saul Bass
Book/Film/Metaphor: Fahrenheit 451
The MCBA Prize 2013 Finalists
Book Art Biennial and The MCBA Prize Gala
Directed is presented as part of MCBA's 2013 Book Art Biennial. Through workshops, lectures, conversations and exhibitions, MCBA’s Book Art Biennial invites artists, educators, curators and scholars to explore current issues in contemporary artists’ books. For more information, visit BookArtBiennial.org.
The centerpiece of the Book Art Biennial is the presentation of The MCBA Prize. This award is the first to recognize book art from across the field and around the world, celebrating the incredible diversity of this vital artform. For more information, visit MCBAPrize.org.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
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