Titles: an exhibition of Artists' book worksWednesday, October 24 - Sunday, November 25 2007
Yam Lau, artist/writer (Toronto), On Two Picture-Faces, Category: Philosophy, under "W", Ed. 25
Amherst Books, Main Street Amherst
free and open to the publicThe University Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Amherst Books, will sponsor TITLES, an itinerant exhibition that is designed to adapt and travel to bookstores in different cities. Area artists, designers and architects are invited to produce book works or related artworks that have a relation to the chosen title found under a category in the bookstore (i.e. literature, children's books, art, etc.) and are placed in a slot on the shelf according to alphabetical ordering. A list will be provided to the visitors to locate the works.
The first exhibition of TITLES opened in June 2007 at Balfour Books in Toronto with 28 participating artists. Its second venue will be at Amherst Books, and will then travel to Montreal later in this fall. This project reflects the curatorial interest of the WayUpWayDown collective to set in motion itinerant exhibition structures and maneuvers. It is the mandate of the collective to facilitate tenuous and fluid relations between exhibitions, artworks, and communities.
TITLES is planned to coincide with BookMarks, a region-wide celebration of the book sponsored by Museums10 this coming fall.