Artist’s Book Exhibition
Time: October- November 2016
Location: Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
Curator / Director: Karen Kunc
The concept is adopted from the novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, “Le citta invisibili”, published in Italy in 1972. In Calvino’s story Marco Polo reports on cities across the empire that he purportedly has visited, to the emperor Kublia Khan. Organized in a mathematical structure (see Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Cities ) Calvino’s descriptions are fantastical, of dream-like cities all named after women. Following each eleven descriptions, the two men discuss ideas brought forward by the tales such as notions of human nature and linguistics.