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​One and Three Books

Published on: 31-Mar-2017

​​One and Three Books, ADM student works exhibition at the Faculty of Humanities's gallery, University of Amsterdam

Curators: Danne Ojeda and Lisa Kuitert
Opening: 06 April 2017, 16:30 hours
Visiting hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00 hours | Open until 31st May
Place: Book & Manuscript Studies, 1st floor gallery, Turfdraagsterpad 15–17, 1012 XT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Amsterdam

One and Three Books is a curatorial project that analyzes the relationship between the book as a concept and the book as an object of communication. Inspired by the artwork One and Three Chairs by Joseph Kosuth, it is a conceptual proposition that investigates the definition of a book, while also exploring the form of the book as object through its production process.

First, participants are invited to collaboratively research diverse definitions of ‘book’. They are encouraged to propose their individual definitions of what a book is. Second, individual book definitions are to be visualized by book prototypes. Each ‘new’ book definition serves its author as a platform for experimentation in order to challenge the anatomy of the book. Participants test book changes by producing blank book scale models or dummies. Last, participants produce a final book that communicates their initial definition of the term.

This project takes place at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where it was initially exhibited. Other editions of One and Three Books have been exhibited at the 5th Latin-American Design Forum, Buenos Aires Argentina, and presented at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Superdeluxe@Artspace, Sydney, Australia.

Opening programme

16.30 Welcoming guests
17.00 Lecture by Hans Mulder, curator of ARTIS, Archive Hugo de Vries, and Iconographia Zoologica (Lecture room 008)
17.45 Opening exhibition ‘One and Three Books’ by curator Danne Ojeda
18.00 Opening reception


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