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September 26, 2012

Bookmarks X: Infiltrating the Library System

Filed under: artist books,books by artists — lowercasebooks @ 10:13 pm

Please join us on Saturday October 13th for a reception for the exhibition BOOKMARKS X: Infiltrating the Library System. Initiated by the Centre for Fine Print Research, UK, the Bookmarks projects series aims to encourage appreciation of work in the format of the artist’s book. Participating artists each produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks to give away through distribution boxes at venues around the world. Each bookmark has the website address which brings visitors to the gallery of artworks online.

Over the last nine years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 93 venues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey the UK and USA.

356 artists have contributed 35,600 bookmarks to the ten projects to date. Editioned bookmarks are collated into sets; one full set being sent to each of the contributing artists and the rest divided and sent in distribution boxes to participating galleries, bookstores and libraries around the world, for visitors to take.

See the complete online catalogue here: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bookmark.htm

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