Este blog tem como objetivo divulgar a Coleção Livro de Artista da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, a primeira coleção em uma biblioteca de universidade pública no Brasil. Iniciada em novembro de 2009 com a doação de um conjunto de livros de Alex Flemming, Guto Lacaz, Marilá Dardot e Paulo Bruscky. O acervo possui mais de 700 livros catalogados e atualmente é o maior acervo do Brasil.
Seth Siegelaub (ed)
CARL ANDRE ROBERT BARRY DOUGLAS HUEBLER JOSEPH KOSUTH SOL LEWITT ROBERT MORRIS LAWRENCE WEINER [also known as the ‘Xerox Book’]
Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam /De Appel arts centre / Stichting Egress Foundation / Roma Publications, 2015
21 x 27,9
Originally published by Siegelaub/Wendler in 1968. Republished in December 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Douglas Huebler (EUA, 1924-1997)
Variable Piece #101, West Germany, March 1973
New York, Hassla, 2015
17.8 x 22.2 cm
On December 17, 1972, Douglas Huebler took ten photographic portraits of the German photographer Bernd Becher. These portraits, together with a written statement, constitute Huebler’s Variable Piece # 101. The statement explains how the work was made: Becher was asked to pose, in the following order, as: “a priest, a criminal, a lover, an old man, a policeman, an artist, Bernd Becher, a philosopher, a spy, and a nice guy.” After two months Huebler reordered the original sequence of photographs and sent them to Becher, asking him to “make the ‘correct’ associations with the given verbal terms.” Becher’s reordered list of character types is listed on the statement as: “1. Bernd Becher; 2. Nice Guy; 3. Spy; 4. Old man; 5. Artist; 6. Policeman; 7. Priest; 8 Philosopher; 9. Criminal; 10. Lover.” The written statement explains all this. But more than a simple explanation, the statement is also constitutive of the work: “Ten photographs and this statement join together to constitute the final form of this piece.” Word and image combine, one playing off the other, to form Variable Piece #101.
Eric Doeringer, 1974- (Estados Unidos) The Xeroxed Book
Nova York : Copycat Publications , 2010.
Bound Photocopies, 8.5 x 11″, 185 p.
edition of 250
The Xeroxed Book is based on Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner – an artists book published by Seth Siegelaub and John Wendler in 1969 that is more commonly known as The Xerox Book. The Xerox Book was conceived as an exhibition in book form: Siegelaub invited the seven titular artists to submit 25-page projects designed to be reproduced by the then-new technology of the photocopy. However, photocopying proved too expensive at the time, and the book was printed on a traditional offset press.
The Xeroxed Book is a photocopied edition of the Xerox Book. Being photocopied, The Xeroxed Book is perhaps closer to Siegelaub’s intent than the original book. However, as a second-generation copy, The Xeroxed Book displays the limitations of photocopying as a reproductive technology. Dust, page edges, distortions, and other familiar Xerox artifacts appear on every page, becoming as much a part of the reading experience as the original artists’ projects.