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Am I Here

Item date(s): 1985-2020

Robbin Ami Silverberg

Pages: unpaged
Size: 240mm
Technique: Collaged and hand-annotated book
Language: English
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #5/5

Place publication: New York
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
"June 2020: I found paper that I had made & printed in 1985 for a book about living abroad. At the time, I made an artist proof but not the edition, as I never quite resolved my ideas. I now had papers to make five varied copies of a new edition with a 2020 perspective.

Photographs were selected from the web of the walls and fences that have altered borders around the world: Egypt-Gaza, Greece-Macedonia, Hungary-Serbia, India-Bangledesh, India-Pakistan, Ireland-Northern Ireland, Israel-Gaza, Israel-Egypt, Israel-Lebanon, Israel-West Bank, Neuperlac, Germany, Spain-Morocco, Turkey-Iran, Turkey-Syria, USA-Mexico& USA-Canada.

Spring 2022: Handwritten texts were added last and vary from copy to copy. They consider my questions on the issues of belonging, loss, immigration, barriers, borders, refugee, and ‘Other’."

Reference note:
"The 2nd idea is a backlist one: the carbon paper reforms as the recto / verso of the structure - of both the book and the wall." The book includes a sheet of carbon paper with text - signed by the artist.

Paper made at RPM Studios. Printed at Briar Press.

Photographs and other collaged elements, some with text, laminated between two sheets of paper or glued to the paper.

From the colophon: Archival inkjet printed photos on Mohawk Superfine, carbon paper, collage, polymer-plate printing on cotton papers.

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

22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/30545

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