Format: A4
Digitaldruck, 180 Seiten, 4-farbig
Auflage: 150
18,00 €
Hg.: MAPSA; Richmond und Katharina Hohmann
Konzeption: Katharina Hohmann
Grafik: Christiane ten Hoevel
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ISBN 978-3-948476-02-1

Unterstützt von: MAPSA Richmond und ProHelvetia, Schweizerische Kulturstiftung.

Richmond is a small town with approximately 5000 inhabitants in the middle of the Karoo Desert in South Africa. During the past few years, several second-hand bookstores opened here, and once a year a book festival welcomes far-flung bibliomaniacs who stay on for readings, screenings, meetings and concerts as well as poking around in the antiquarian book shops. Modern Art Projects South Africa (MAPSA), the site of my residency, is located in the affluent Booktown section of Richmond. The town’s highly frequented public library, Ntsikelelo Tida Community Library, is located in a poorer part of town. I noticed that only three books on art were available there. My idea was to create a connection between the two parts of the town. Second-hand bookstores feature, of course, only a random selection of books. During my three weeks in Richmond, the challenge was to find and purchase 26 art books from A to Z. My subjective selection can be seen as an introduction to certain artistic movements, artists and art theories, and can be interpreted as a possible initiation into art. With two local bookbinders, Tiema Williams and Jessica Olifant, I rebound these books in cut-out paper from colourful used potato bags to both appropriate and unite the books. I donated “ART A – Z” to the Ntsikelelo Tida Community Library and, in doing so, brought together two sections of the town, and two different worlds of books.