LOOK, LOOK, LOOK…A PLAYFUL BOOK
Friday, July 18, 6:30 pm
April 20 – June 30, 2018
Organized by Elisabeth Lortic, independent curator and co-founder of Les Trois Ourses (Paris)
Join Curator Elisabeth Lortic and artists Keith Godard and Coline Irwin for an in-depth discussion concerning the exhibition. There will also be a video of “Little Tree” fabrication by Katsumi Komagata.
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 from reflection and the collection of the Association Les Trois Ourses.
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.