Look, Look, Look…A Playful Book
July 11 - September 22
LOOK, LOOK, LOOK…A PLAYFUL BOOK
July 11 – September 22, 2018
Organized by Elisabeth Lortic, independent curator and co-founder of Les Trois Ourses (Paris)
This exhibition offers a journey through works of artists whom childhood enchanted and who want to enchant children; the discovery of a creative sector abounding and lively yet little-known; a unique view of art books for children.
Before books on art and children’s books, Artist Books are first objects, creations of media. They are the result of the overall work of an artist: artist, designer, architect, craftsman of the image in general, who decides to take the book as their medium for creation.
The children’s book artist uses the full potentiality: form, color, material, text, and images forming an indivisible and interdependent whole. These books are not designed to be read, they are not merely the support of a text: they are a complete creation. Designed primarily for children, they are real educational tools and allow the child a first entry into art. He manipulates, discovers forms, colors, and materials…. These books appeal to the child’s senses, imagination, and creativity. They are game books, toys, sculptures, material books. Some book-objects to imagine and dream …
Artists include: Ianna Andréadis, Marion Bataille, Mauro Bellei, Louise-Marie Cumont, Milos Cvach, Coline Irwin, Keith Godard, and Katsumi Komagata, among others.
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Program is provided, in part, by the New York State Council for the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs of the city of New York in partnership with the City Council.