August 28, 2009 - Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna - Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson’s books
August 28, 2009

Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson’s books

Mediare l’esperienza: i libri di Olafur Eliasson 

[Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson's books]

September 21st – October 3rd 2009

Opening: Saturday, September 19th, 19.00 – 22.00

Via Zamboni 33, Bologna
tel. +39 051 2088300

On Saturday, September 19th, from 18:00, at Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, it will be possible to visit Mediare l’esperienza: i libri di Olafur Eliasson, an exhibition produced by Artelibro Art Book Festival and curated by Luca Cerizza, featuring artist’s books and publications on the Danish-Icelandic artist, as well as one of his artworks. 

An entire artistic itinerary, filtered and mediated through more than fifty books, will be presented in the beautiful historic setting of the Aula Magna of Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna. The accompanying work “The endless study”, a version of a 19th-century harmonograph, is part of an investigation into the correlation between space and sound undertaken by Olafur Eliasson. The library, which houses an important collection of manuscripts and printed books, will provide the ideal context for a dialogue at distance between its permanent collection and Eliasson’s books. A selection of ancient books will be put on display as an introduction to the main areas of interest of the artist. 

The same process of “mediation” is also the basis for the editorial project commissioned by Artelibro Art Book Festival, and realized by Studio Olafur Eliasson and the artist himself.

The volume will be presented on September 19th at 18.00 at Accademia delle Scienze di Bologna. Luca Cerizza (co-editor of the volume) Caroline Eggel (editor and project manager of Studio Olafur Eliasson), and Michael Heimann (graphic designer of the publication and long-time collaborator of Eliasson).

The book, TYT [Take Your Time], Vol. 2: Printed Matter, follows TYT [Take Your Time] Vol. 1: Small Spatial Experiments, which documented the work progress at Studio Olafur Eliasson. As a daring editoral operation, TYT 2 is a compendium of books on and by Eliasson, photographed, manipulated and analyzed in a performative manner. In 144 pages Eliasson’s books are mediated through the design of Heimann und Schwantes, Berlin, and accompanied by brief descriptions as well as a collage text by the artist.

A conversation between Eliasson and Luca Cerizza introduces the intent of the volume: to analyze issues such as the relationship between the language of an exhibition and publishing, as well as that between experience of the artwork and its documentation.

Mediare l’esperienza: i libri di Olafur Eliasson 
Exhibition curated by Luca Cerizza

Promoted by Artelibro and Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna
In collaboration with Studio Olafur Eliasson
Venue: Aula Magna, Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna (Via Zamboni 33, Bologna tel. +39 051 2088300)
Opening: Saturday, September 19th, h 19.00 – 22.00
Opening days: September 21st – October 3rd 2009

Artelibro presents TYT 2, new editorial project by Studio Olafur Eliasson 
Presentation promoted by Artelibro

September 19th 2009, h. 18.00
Venue: Accademia delle Scienze (Via Zamboni, 31, Bologna, tel. +39 051 222596)
Simultaneous translation foreseen
Participants :
Luca Cerizza, curator
Caroline Eggel, editor and project manager at Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin
Michael Heimann, graphic designer and Director of Studio Heimann und Schwantes, Berlin

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