A Presentation of Boabooks, published by Izet Sheshivari
December 21, 2012
Printed Matter is pleased to feature a presentation of the complete catalogue of Boabooks. On the occasion, publisher Izet Sheshivari will also launch a special reappropriation issue of Art-Rite Magazine, imagining what the “missing” issue No. 16 would have been had editors Walter Robinson and Edit Deak produced it. The project was born from ongoing research by Sheshivari into alternative New York presses and will result in a future exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. It follows Blank Book Makers, an exhibition held during the saloon du livre, 2012.
In addition to a presentation of books, Sheshivari will exhibit a selection of special prints and deluxe editions. This includes a project stemming from Inventory of Destruction, a folded newsprint comprised of 180 short statements by the French artist Eric Watier recounting the destruction of various artworks. Five newsprint pages have been altered as the result of ink blotting when print rollers were voluntarily stopped mid-run.
Another work, Post Vinyle presents the homemade picture discs of Swiss artist Frédéric Post produced under his pirate records label Miracole. From this edition, five copies contain a signed and numbered original handmade vinyl by Frédéric Post, available for purchase here. Der Nebel ist ein helles Dunkel/The Fog is a Light Darkness looks at the nature of drawing through the sculptural paper installations of Miriam Sturzenegger. Five copies feature a wood case (wood, plaster, white paint), signed and numbered by the artist and available for purchase here.