Blank Book Makers
Fonderie Kugler, Geneva — From 2nd to 17th of June, 2012

This exhibition is meant to address the latest developments in artists’ book history. An amazing corpus of new works makes up a most dynamic overview. There are many books dealing with topics such as emptiness, space, or the very substance of pages, and we deemed it necessary to look at the influence of books that have been published in neighbouring fields to that of the book or bookworks publications, in order for us to better define our investigation. Showing all facets and aspects through the most significant images was an option made difficult by the abundance of publications.
With the contribution of AND Publishing, Vincent Barras, Olivier Bessard-Banquy, Boabooks, Boekie Woekie, Susanne Bürner, Coracle press, Simon Cutts, dasein, editions 75, edition fink, edition.nord, Jérémie Gindre, Greatest Hits, HEAD, Lynn Harris, Héros-Limite, éditions incertain sens, Innen zine, Louis Lüthi, Mark Pezinger Verlag, Nieves, Occasional Papers, OMMU, Jan Voss, Eric Watier, Eva Weinmayr, Westphalie Verlag, Zédélé.

Books of Vito Acconci, Pierre Garnier, Art & Langage, Robert Barry, Roland Barthes, Pierre Barthes, Samuel Beckett, Julien Berberat, Irma Blank, O.F. Bollnow, Ray Bradbury, Koen Brams & Krist Gruijthuijsen, Marcel Broodthaers, Stanley Brouwn, Susanne Bürner, Paul Bury, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Italo Calvino, Ulises Carrión, Mariana Castillo Deball, Les Coleman, Sackett Colin, Simon Cutts, Lieven De Boeck & John Murphy, Guy de Cointet, Pierre de Massot, herman de vries, Jean Delvaux, Dieter Roth, Victor David Dinnerstein, Peter Downsbrough, Marcel Duchamp, Fra Elbertus, Leif Eriksson, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robert et Cie Filliou, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Jason Fulford, Heinz Gappmayr, Dora Garcia, William H. Gass, Nicolas Geiser, Michael Gibbs, Fabrice Gigy, Sébastien Goy, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Sönke Hallman, Jérôme Hentsch, Katrin Herzner, Susan Hiller, Masanao Hirayama, Anthony Huberman, Tom Johnson, David Jourdan, Martin Kippenberger, Yves Klein, Richard Kostelanetz, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Frédéric Laé, James Langdon, Yvan Le Bozec, Henri Lefebvre, Jürg Lehni & Alex Rich, Gordon Lish, Louis Lüthi, Anne Lydia, George Maciunas, Sara MacKillop, Stéphane Mallarmé, Piero Manzoni, Annette Messager, Helen Mirra & Lyn Hejinian, Jonathan Monk, Bruno Munari, Julien Nédélec, Bp Nichol & David Aylwood, Sun Noh, Brian O’Doherty, Paul van Dijk, Georges Perec, Michalis Pischler, Salvador Plascencia, Manuel Raeder, Sophie Ristelhueber, Niklaus Ruegg, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Rusha, Claude Rutault, Georg Rutishauser & Matthias Kuhn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Sarkis, Ferdinand Schmatz & Heimo Zobernig, Janis Schroeder, Idries Shah, Izet Sheshivari, Sterne Laurence, Peter Stoffel, Ramaya Tegegne, Nik Thoenen & Lorenzo le kou Meyr, Tim Lee & Markus Soo, Roland Topor, Endre Tót, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle, Jiri Valoch, Bernard Villers, Jan Voss, Andy Warhol, Eric Watier, Lawrence Weiner, Eva Weinmayr, Karen Willey, Ian Wilson, Rahel Zoller were on display.

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