Books Revisited

(above) Tavares Strachan, Ride (Hidden Histories), 2018, limestone, neon, transformers, books, pigment, enamel, vinyl and graphite mounted on a custom metal shelf; 11 x 24 ¼ x 9 in. (27.9 x 61.6 x 22.9 cm). Image courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
Tavares Strachan, Ride (Hidden Histories), 2018, limestone, neon, transformers, books, pigment, enamel, vinyl and graphite mounted on a custom metal shelf; 11 x 24 ¼ x 9 in. (27.9 x 61.6 x 22.9 cm). Image courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

About the Exhibition

Books Revisited, curated by Taylor Fisch, presents artworks, artists’ books, and bookworks across time and media that play with and challenge how narrative, historical truths, and knowledge occupy space within and beyond the material and conceptual boundaries of books. The eleven artists and collectives in the exhibition use existing books as raw material—whether that be an address book, an art historical catalog, the Bible, an encyclopedia, a geometry manual, a novel, or a reader—as the site for the reinterpretation of texts and images, the open-ended possibilities of authorship, and the inscriptions of new subjectivities. Books Revisited posits that while books have historical resonances rooted in the specifics of time and place, they eventually circulate, temporally and geographically, cross-pollinating to create new understandings of history and one’s place in it.


Books Revisited (cover)

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Edition: 200
Binding: Perfect bound softcover, translucent book jacket, translucent leaves inserted throughout
Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
Pages: 74 (plus translucent leaves)
ISBN: 978-1-951163-10-5

This book will ship on October 7, 2022. Discount active for orders placed on or before October 6th.

This catalog includes the work of 11 artists. Broomberg & Chanarin, Yto Barrada, Sophie Calle, Tarrah Krajnak, John Latham, Jill Magid, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Collier Schorr, Clarissa Sligh, Tavares Strachan, and Francesca Woodman along with an essay by the curator Taylor Fisch. Books Revisited, presents artworks, artists’ books, and bookworks across time and media that play with and challenge how narrative, historical truths, and knowledge occupy space within and beyond the material and conceptual boundaries of books. Books Revisited posits that while books have historical resonances rooted in the specifics of time and place, they eventually circulate, temporally and geographically, cross-pollinating to create new understandings of history and one’s place in it.

Designed by Iván Martínez.


Taylor Fisch

Taylor Fisch is curator of archives at kurimanzutto, Mexico City. From 2019 until 2021, she was curatorial assistant for the Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. There, she worked on the three-part initiative, Mirror with a Memory: Photography, Surveillance, and Artificial Intelligence, which included the exhibition Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries, a podcast, and a publication that received the Association of Art Museum Curators 2022 Award for Excellence. From 2017 to 2018, she was the 12-Month Modern Women’s Fund Intern in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has contributed to several print publications, including What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843–1999 (10×10 Photobooks, 2021), which won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Catalogue of the Year Award and the 2022 Kraszna-Krausz Photobook Award. She has also curated exhibitions at Brew House Gallery, Pittsburgh (2020) and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery (2017). She holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.

Artists

Broomberg & Chanarin

Yto Barrada

Sophie Calle

Tarrah Krajnak

John Latham

Jill Magid

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Collier Schorr

Clarissa Sligh

Tavares Strachan

Francesca Woodman 


Visit the Exhibition

Books Revisited will be on view at Center for Book Arts (28 W 27th St, 3rd Fl) from Friday, October 7 through Saturday, December 10, 2022.

CBA is open Monday–Thursday from 11am–6pm and Friday & Saturday from 11am–5pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation.

All visitors are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival and wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while on-site. If you have a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, please contact CBA Executive Director Corina Reynolds at corina@centerforbookarts.org in advance of your visit.

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