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The Accretion of Identity

Item date(s): 2022

Julie Chen

Pages: unpaged
Size: 245mm
Binding: Two containers with lids attached to right and left, closing totether.
Inscription: Signed by the artist.
Edition: #6/30

Type: Chinese thread book

Place publication: Berkeley
Publisher: Flying Fish Press (not stated)
Exhibition 2022

Reference note:
A photographic biography of the artist.

Printed using a combination of letterpress and digital techniques. Papers include handmade abaca sheets from the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio, and Japanese Mino Washi from Paper Connection International.

The book structure used is a zhen xian bao, or Chinese thread book. This structure was originally used to store tools and patterns for needlework. It folds out three times, each giving a larger box.

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/30420

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