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Celebrating one hundred years: The rise and development of the artists book over t

1 April 2022 - 3 June 2022

Celebrating one hundred years: The rise and development of the artists book over the last 100 years celebrates the development of the artists book throughout the 21st  century.
 
Artists and books have been associated since the time of the illuminated manuscript, but the development of the artists book as we know it today began in the 1920s with the emergence of the livre d’artiste.
 
The 1950s and 60s saw conceptual artists including Ed Ruscha and Dieter Roth integrated the book format into their art making practice and the term “artists book” was coined in the 1970s.
 
Today the artists book is widely used as a practical medium for self-expression. This exhibition displays a celebration of some of the defining moments in the history of the medium and marks Wits University’s centenary.
 
Celebrating one hundred years: The rise and development of the artists book over the last 100 years, will be on show from 1 April - 3 June 2022.
 
The Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 – 16:00.

Participating: Various artists

VENUE:

WITS ART MUSEUM (WAM)
Address: Corner Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 717 1365
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 - 16:00.




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