Announcing a new book from Memory Press:
Lost and Found - a response to the Al-Mutanabbi Street bombing in Iraq in 2007.For additional information please visit: <http://mariagpisano.com/?page_id=902>
Maria G Pisano - Curator: “Book as Witness: The Artist's Response” July 11-Sept 15, 2012
Center for Book Arts 28 West 27th St, NYC - www.centerforbookarts.org
Book as Witness: The Artist's Response - presents artists who are continuing the tradition of creating book works as keepers of our collective memory. They use the book format, in its myriad transformative powers, to express their interpretive and personal memory stories. The exhibit will present works of artists who use the book form to create pieces dealing with death and destruction as a result of global conflicts, prejudice, terrorism, natural disasters, and individual losses. These books are powerful mementos, and even as they focus on death, they commemorate life. The artists assemble objects, memories and realities, and embody them in a tactile form that resonates with their journey to find meaning in personal or communal losses. The books speak of time, memory and history. As memories accumulate they are selected, organized and stored within; accessing these visual echoes and finding these markers, they surface as art objects.
Upcoming workshops taught by Maria G Pisano:
April 28-29 You're Booked! Center for Book Arts, NYC
May 26-27, 2012 - Carousel Book - Professione Libro, Milan, Italy
June 23, 2012 -Tunnel Book - Morristown and Morris Township Public Library
Speaker: ARLIS/NA 40th Annual Conference, Toronto
April 1, 2012 -“Editioning a Fine Press Artist Book: Viva Voce” www.arlisna.org/toronto2012
Book Arts/ Conservation Workshops:
April 17-18 - Protective Enclosures - Morris Ct Park Commission/Horticultural
Article by Maria G Pisano “Valentine Card” Kiki Magazine, pgs 21-22 - Feb/March 2012: Vol.5 Issue 4.
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