Look into the book: Artist Talk with Nik Emch
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: Dieter Roth, Literaturwurst (DER SPIEGEL), 1961-1970, zerkleinerte Bücher, mit Wasser und Gelatine oder Fett und Gewürzen, in Wursthaut, 13 x 38 x 14 cm, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich / © Dieter Roth Estate, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth