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[BKARTS] upcoming workshop in Toronto



Upcoming 5-day workshop in artists' books, being held in Toronto at the
CBBAG (Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild) bindery Jan 15, 22, 29,
Feb 5, 12. 

For more information, please go to www.cbbag.ca or contact
mira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
Alternative Structures for Book Artists

This is a foundation course in artists' books and book structures.
Concertina-based structures such as accordion, tunnel, flag, star, and
variations thereof, will be used as the starting point to explore the
relation of structure to content and materials. We will start with the
technical knowledge to create the structures. The class will then address
the history of the format in traditional and contemporary use, and its
specific potential as an art form. We will address conceptual issues of
artists' books, composition (of both the book and the page), pacing, rhythm,
and sequencing. Students will incorporate images and text into each book as
well as explore the handling of non-traditional materials. This course is
relevant not only to those interested in artists' books but also to those
who have a more general interest in alternative structures.



Mira Coviensky is an artist who works in text-based and photo-based artist's
books. Her work uses everyday materials and is based on encounters in daily
life. Her choice of the artist's book for her art form fits her view of life
as narrative. In her work, she explores formal issues of book structures and
of transparency and translucency while retaining the familiarity of the book
form. Her work is in over forty public collections, including the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, MOMA, and the Victoria and Albert
Museum in England. She is past faculty at the Toronto School of Art and past
Program Director at Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre. She currently
teaches at the Japanese Paper Place and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book
Artists Guild in Toronto and travels widely to teach and exhibit.

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