No Products in the Cart
2/5 falls into the artists’ books series published by Captures. Four guests per year work within the same space of an open A2 format sheet (420 x 594mm), giving rise to various proposals depending on how the sheet is folded.
John M Armleder (born in Geneva, 1948) finds inspiration in a Tibetan drawing used for an exercise in eye gymnastics; the original image is treated in negative with the choice of a solid red surround. The folding on the A6 format is accompanied by an insert, a fragment of text from the Tibetan charter.
Ana Jotta (born in Lisbon, 1946) works over an existing drawing dating from the nineteen-fifties, unearthed at the flea market. This echoes her own experience when Portuguese high school students were invited to make life drawings on Almaço paper. The heart drawn on the vase also refers to a traditional motif used on Portuguese artisanal pottery.
William Kentridge (born in Johannesburg, 1955). The drawing of a tree on the recto, three drawings and a text on the verso, recall Kentridge’s indignation at the death of a tree, a tree planted in his garden when he was a 9 year-old child. It should have lived up to a hundred or even two hundred years. The text ruminates on the inner sapling growing within us all that we hope will reach full fruition.
69/96 is the title of an exhibition designed by Bob Nickas, Fredi Fishli and Niels Olsen. Teo Schifferli (graphic designer born in Zurich, 1989) takes up a cover project for a catalogue edited by Patrick Frey editions, for which he designed the graphics: two rubbings from the front and back covers of the publication are taken and enlarged on A2 format. Folded into A4 size.
Published by Captures
Envelope with fold out posters
Edition of 400
210 x 297 mm