exhibition, print, publication, collaboration, curation
components of a special collection

This exhibition was formed from a desire
1/ to make the Elam library’s collection of artists’ books available as a public display and 2/ to identify themes in the collection and open them up to theoretical analysis.

Through examining the Special Collection (of artists’ books) various approaches, or components, to the practice of book making were identified, which were used as a curatorial tool to select books for display. Subsequently, by working closely with librarians, these books were presented in Projectspace as a pop up reading room and an extension of the library. 

Download list of works.

layout of work.

Curated by Taarati Taiaroa & Tracey Williams