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Now Museum / Now You Don't

Artwork date(s): 2013

Maaike Bakker  - (book artist)

Medium: Digital print on tracing paper
Measurements: 180mm, oblong
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #4/10

Type: South African Artists Book
Sub-type: Artist as sole producer
Theme(s): Technical drawings which seemingly operate as data for the re-presentation of sculptural objects.

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: Artists Book
Pages: unpaged

Reference noteArtist's statement from the Booknesses Exhibition at FADA:

'The artist’s book makes visual reference to a series of functional diagrams, which as the pages of the book evolve, are stripped of their referential function. As the viewer progresses through the book the technical drawings no longer operate as data for re-presentation but become increasingly abstracted through the enlarging and cropping of the technical illustrations.

In the end, the illustrations appear as purely abstracted linework. This representation of the technical illustrations dislocates them from their initial function and introduces the investigation into whether the data will eventually replace the actual artwork.'

Exhibition notesThis book was created in conjunction with the exhibition titled Now museum / Now you don't which took place at Nirox projects from 10th November to 21st November, 2013.

Exhibited at: Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books. FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg. Curated by David Paton and Eugene Hon. 24 March - 5 May 2017.

Ref: GB/14270

Total images: 4

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