Saturday, November 1, 2014
"TRAVERSALS is based on a series of conceptual interviews with Dora Garcia, Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Charles Stankievech, and Jacob Wren originally produced for an installation in an art gallery. As a re-issue of these texts the forthcoming publication continues K.'s interest in the book-as-exhibition. Each invited contributor has found a unique way to explore the hybrid spaces between genres and art forms, and the discussions focus especially on the role and relationship between visual art and writing. While the interview process was rather formalised––with one set of five identical questions posed to each person in the first round, and then five individual questions asked in a second round in response to the first five answers––the texts themselves delight through a personal tone and a great openness for both idiosyncratic trajectories and unexpected traversals between the five different chapters."
The title is designed by artist Charles Stankievech and edited by curator/writer Anna-Sophie Springer, who together are k-verlag. For more information, visit their website, here.
The book launches today at Art Metropole (1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto), from 4 to 6 pm, with a presentation by Springer at 4:30.
Labels: Art Metropole