The Extended Ear
An Artist Book Fair
March 5 - March 20, 2022
Exhibition ReceptionSaturday, March 5 5-8pm
Open HoursSat-Sun 12-5pm*
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Exhibition StatementA publication is a declaration, product, and means of dissemination all at once. Performing multiple functions, printed matter and publications allow writer and reader to connect, a meeting of minds through language. A precursor of the digital file, books are the original reproducible object, encouraging exchange, interchangeability, and wide dissemination.
The Extended Ear: An Artist Book Fair celebrates and questions the act of publication. At a time when everyone is making a podcast, releasing a vlog, or starting a newsletter, what does it mean to publish? What does it mean to publicly memorialize our thoughts, and why are artists in particular drawn to this act, whether through print, image, video, or sound? What is it about the artmaking process that so often leads to an output through print and language? Part of language’s power is in its ability to rapidly replicate, but does publishing become more or less powerful with the access provided by social platforms and self-publishing options? Why is it culturally important to have a distinctive voice? And if everyone is talking, who is listening?
Curated byKris Blackmore