Saturday, December 11, 2010

Buzz Spector, Unpacking my Library, 1995, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art.

This smart record of Buzz Spector's exhibition, Unpacking My Library: An Installation by Buzz Spector, (1995) at the San Diego State University Art Gallery, October 1-31, 1994, documents this artwork that was constructed from "all the books in the artist's library arranged in order of the height of the spine, from the tallest to the shortest." Measures 4" (h) and 11.5' (l).

Jun Kaneko, announcement card, Omaha, 2007

Announcing the presentation of work created by Jun Kaneko at the Mission Clay Products in Pittsburg, Kansas between 2004 and 2007, on November 11th, from 10am - 2pm, at 714 South 20th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Double-sided accordion with documentation of Kuneko's large ceramic works being installed in giant kiln.  6" (h) x 2' (l).

Niki de Saint Phalle, My Love, Malmo: Sweden, 1971

This is perhaps the first accordion that really inspired me to look further into this genre of publishing. My Love is a wonderful paean to the vicissitudes of love in which Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) combines her naive drawing style with diaristic snippets of text across 50 pages. Individual pages 7” x 7," and fully extended its an incredible 29’ 2.”

Limo Zine, Sweden, 2010

Limo Zine is published in Stockholm, Sweden by Joakim Ojannen.  At 5.5" inches high and 8 feet long its a real visual treat, with silkscreened cover and one long line-drawing with humans and animals transmorgifying all over the place in some extra-terrestial family tale. Comes with Plus One, which is more of the same in book form, but Limo Zine is fine by itself, and then some.  Published in an edition of 100 and $12 from Printed Matter (