"Books Revisted" at Center for Book Arts New York

Books Revisited, curated by Taylor Fisch, presents artworks, artists’ books, and bookworks across time and media that play with and challenge how narrative, historical truths, and knowledge occupy space within and beyond the material and conceptual boundaries of books. The eleven artists and collectives in the exhibition use existing books as raw material—whether that be an address book, an art historical catalog, the Bible, an encyclopedia, a geometry manual, a novel, or a reader—as the site for the reinterpretation of texts and images, the open-ended possibilities of authorship, and the inscriptions of new subjectivities. Books Revisited posits that while books have historical resonances rooted in the specifics of time and place, they eventually circulate, temporally and geographically, cross-pollinating to create new understandings of history and one’s place in it.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Center for Book Arts.