Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg
and Julie Chen


Creative Research is presented here as an arts-based practice that reveals the artists’ research findings through the material, structural, and image-text relationships of artists’ books. This understanding is central to the practice of these internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists who, through their book arts, communicate their research of complex personal and inter-cultural positions, language, and meaning-making through being.

Schääpers explores a wide range of materials that offer visual and tactile solutions in their making and reception through the sensual medium of the book. Silverberg’s books embody her research into paper as her preferred material and as a vehicle for the multisensory experience of touch, reading and the transfer of ideas. Chen finds meaning in everyday experiences through the immersive experience of engaging with book structure and materiality.

Together, the extraordinary books on this exhibition show the commitment of the artists’ creative research into the book as artwork.

 Veronika Schäpers

 Robbin Ami Silverberg

 Julie Chen

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