Artist’s Book Exhibition
“Metropolis & Invisible Cities“
Time: 21 October – 24 December, 2016
Location: Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
Curator / Director: Karen Kunc
“Metropolis is a handmade book venture in a spectrum of printmaking processed by artists from around the world, including two from Constellation Studios. The theme speaks to the broad contemporary urban experience and extends to the idea of the network of communication possible today.” – Karen Kunc
The concept is adopted from the novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, “Le citta invisibili”, published in Italy in 1972. In Calvino’s story Marco Polo reports on cities across the empire that he purportedly has visited, to the emperor Kublia Khan. Organized in a mathematical structure Calvino’s descriptions are fantastical, of dream-like cities all named after women. Following each eleven descriptions, the two men discuss ideas brought forward by the tales such as notions of human nature and linguistics.
World famous artist Karen Kunc from U.S.A. participated in the “7th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015” organised by “Bokartas”. Karen Kunc is great master of woodcut. She create wonderful artist’s books and woodcuts printed in colour.