Tuesday, May 01, 2007

artist’s book: an alternative space?

May 1, 18:30

Banu Cennetoğlu, Philippine Hoegen Aslı Çavuşoğlu and Emre Hüner at Platform

May 1st

… Another important characteristic of the artist’s book is that it does not have a clear place in the history of art and remains ambiguous in terms of how it should be perceived.
By not following any established rules, it is free and undefined in its production and distribution and therefore has retained its alternative nature.

BAS is an artist –run space initiated in 2006 by Banu Cennetoğlu. BAS collects and produces artists’ books and printed matter.

Bent is a series of artists’ books from Turkey and collaboration between BAS and Philippine Hoegen. Between May ’06 and February ’07 eight books were produced by three artists; Masist Gül, Aslı Çavuşoğlu and Emre Hüner.