"Books on Books" Exhibition

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

poster for "Books on Books" Exhibition

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In conjunction with the New York Art Book Fair, the exhibition Books on Books offers an insight into Christoph Schifferli’s collection of artists’ books. The exhibition examines both the image of books and their representation in printed format. Installed so that viewers may page through and examine the works, the installation brings together three presentations of printed matter: the book as memory or documentation, as an image of itself, and as a representation of artwork.

Christoph Schifferli is a collector of photography and artists’ books. An important part of his collection is devoted to photographs related to cinema, many of which were featured in the publication Paper Dreams: The Lost of Art Hollywood Still Photography (2008, published by Steidl). In 2001, Schifferli co-edited the book The Japanese Box, a re-edition published by Steidl featuring the avant-garde magazine Provoke, originally published in Tokyo between 1968 and 1969.


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