The practical function of 12 networked publications

©INbook OUTbook IFbook, Emanuele De Donno, Giorgio Maffei,
viaindustriae, a+m bookstore, 2011

The pratical function of 12 networked publications with 4 books,2 posters and 1 chart – curated by Emanuele De Donno & designed by Mael Veisse – is an exhibition and publication focusing on democratic and open practices of artist’s publishing.

The exhibition, which has been conceived as an active process that will produce a catalogue, includes small publications, booklets, excerpts, files, and reproductions of the books displayed following the instructions of the artists; it is a program to create and incorporate a medium. The arrangement is a basic layout composed of 4 bookshelves that visitors can browse, 3 tables in the middle, 1 text on a wall, a wooden displayer with four “totally connected” artist’s books, two posters, one chart.
This platform is an ‘open’ structure, an in-progress medium, with sheets, plates, pictures and notes. It will also include an updatable and changeable publishing system, as well as a working site for a “free book”.

With Agency, Danielle Aubert /Maia Asshaq, Ariella Azoulay, A Constructed World, Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Critical Art Ensemble, Jeremy Deller, Vegetali Ignoti, Ben Kinmont, Gert Van Kesteren, Sol LeWitt, Bruno Munari, Richard Prince, Raqs Media Collective, Temporary Service, Stephen Willats, Erwin Wurm.

September 14 – October 21, 2012
&: Daviet-Thery, Paris

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