Learn more about the Artists’ Book and Installation at the ArtTalk at Atelier 6000 on May 3 at 6pm. Stemming from a core interest in the role of the reader, artist Barb Tetenbaum presents an overview of her 35 years of working in both artist books and installation.
Artists have been working in printing and book production for centuries, but the Artist’s Book is principally a late 20th century structure. In the early 1970s the Artist’s Book began to be recognized as a distinct genre. In the 1980s and 1990s, the discipline of the artist book strengthened with an ever-increasing number of book artists, greater commercialization, the appearance of a critical publications devoted to works of art realized in the form of a book and college programs with a concentrated programs in Book Arts.
The book artist looks to escape the boredom of a closed book. The Artists’ Book draws from a wide range of book structures, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box as well as bound books and re-purposed books referred to as altered books.
Combining literature with book sculpture, taking a book and retranslating the pages into form – morphing the traditional outward appearance expands the tradition of the handmade book. Today, the book artists’ are developing the ideation of the book to incorporate installation art. Some have used materials as revolutionary as sand, string and even light to construct unique artistic declarations.
Stemming from a core interest in the role of the reader, artist Barb Tetenbaum presents an overview of her 35 years of working in both artist books and installation.
Then, join the Artist Residency Workshop, Artist Book Ideation Strategies May 4 & 5, 2013, 9:30am– 4pm at Atelier 6000.
Students will apply a chance-based method of ideation to develop original ideas for artist book projects. Various approaches to layout and design will be presented along with simple techniques for off-the-press text and image making. The goal of this workshop is to ignite the imagination, learn a few bookmaking techniques and come away with a either a small complete artist book or a working dummy for a project to be completed outside of this class. Examples of artist books, some readings and discussion will supplement this intensive working weekend. Supply List. $168 + $20 materials fee
Instructor Barbara Tetenbaum is an artist working in printed books and installation. Tetenbaum, professor and department head, Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft founded her artist book imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979. She has degrees from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tetenbaum is the recipient of two Fulbright awards to teach in Leipzig, Germany and in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic. Recent honors include the Sally Bishop Fellowship (Center for the Book) and a Koopman Distinguished Chair (Hartford Art School), and grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation and RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Commission).