Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian

Work from the series Sorted Books. She has dozens of amazing projects. Video, Sculpture, Public Projects, Photography, and much more. Spend an hour on her website.

"The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings. At present, the Sorted Books project comprises more than 130 book clusters."

If you are in Berlin, you should go to her opening @

Carnival Within - An Exhibition Made in America
Curated by Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk in collaboration with Uta Grundmann

March 28 - May 3, 2009 (opening on Friday night, March 27)

Uferstrase 8-11
13357 Berlin

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