In focus - Analogital? The book as a threshold object
Lena Schaller discusses with Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
About the exhibition "Ding / Unding. The Artist's Book Unbound":
The exhibition Ding / Unding casts a glance at artists’ books in the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich. In the early 1930s, the writer Bob Brown (1886–1959) confidently declared that “books are antiquated word containers” – and although he was of the opinion, even then, that books were already on the way out, rumours of the death of the medium seem to have been greatly exaggerated. In the world of art, the book has far from disappeared. Time and again, artists have challenged our ideas of what a book might comprise. Does it have to be bound? Printed? Made of paper?
Photo credits: Isa Genzken, Mach dich hübsch!, 2000/2015, Offsetdruck, Köln: Walther König, 41.5 x 31.5 (Buchgrösse), Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich / © 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich