We are pleased to be able to announce the availability of What is an Art Book? Volume 2, to which we contributed. To view a copy of the finished publication, visit The Modern Language Experiment website.
For the second volume of What is an Art Book, The Modern Language Experiment once again posed the simple but important question What is an art book? as part of the Artists Book Weekend, organised by The Mews Propject Space. An Art Book today can be seen to occupy various different positions including that of a piece of theory, a catalogue, a printed exhibition, a piece of art in itself, a supplement to a pre-existing piece. It can be a proposal for the future or an examination of the present or what has passed.
“What is an Art Book?” is an investigation of what an Art Book is in terms of material and conceptual concerns. It is a collaborative project produced during the Artist Books Weekend at the Mews Project Space, with artists, writers, curators, designers and other practitioners invited to respond to the title of the project by contributing their interpretation of what an Art book means to them and their practice. Our COPY contribution can be found on page 70.