Diamond Leaves: Artist Books from Around the World
Time: 18 September – 28 October 2012
Location: Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM)
No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, China
Curators: Xu Bing and Marshall Weber
“Diamond Leaves” is an exhibition of major and innovative Artist Books created throughout history with a focus on recent artists books from the 21st Century. The exhibition features ambitious artists books that challenge the limitations of the book form and experiment with the integration of text and image. The exhibition is survey of the current cutting edge artwork being done in the medium of artists books and a visual review of the historical context of this dynamic medium.
A collaboration between the Booklyn Artists Alliance and the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing, the exhibition is curated by Xu Bing, artist and Vice-President of the CAFAM, and Marshall Weber, artist and Directing Curator of Booklyn; it is the first major museum exhibition of contemporary international Artist Books in China.
Ryoko Adachi, John Cage, Chuck Close, Marcel DuChamp, Colette Fu, Guo Hongwei, Ines v. Ketelhodt, Clemens-Tobias Lange, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Malutzki, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Robert Motherwell, Méret Oppenheim, Raymond Pettibon, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Veronika Schäpers, Kiki Smith, Jean Tinguely and over 100 other artists.