The course deals with the current significance of the printed (analogue) artist’s book and the questions involved. Participants will be able to design and work out their own publications – from the initial idea, through the concept, to the finished product.
Over the past 25 years, Cameron Jamie has planned and designed around 40 artist’s books. His work is exclusively analogue, using photocopiers. He sees the artist’s book as an artistic medium in its own right, equal in status to drawing, sculpture, film, etc. – a medium that opens up for creative artists undreamt-of possibilities for expression and representation.
With the help of both current and historical examples, the diverse approaches will be discussed, and short exercises used to probe individual questions in more depth. Participants will very soon develop their own concepts for an artist’s book. The aim is to collect initial ideas, which will be further developed during the course, both in individual conversations with the teachers and through group discussions. This should give rise to a comprehensive understanding of the medium as a production process and a field of possibilities. All participants will produce at least one artist’s book in the course.
Cameron Jamie, born in Los Angeles, CA (US), in 1969, lives and works in Paris. Jamie has built a body of work over a good 25 years using an enormous variety of media: It comprises wood sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, photographs, films, artist’s books, and musical productions. One of his central themes is identity as the existential foundation of the individual, which is generated by social and anti-social codes. Jamie’s view of marginalized realities and magically obscure rituals that embody the hidden side of our society is both analytical and immersive at the same time: Jamie himself is partly shaped by the subcultures that he transforms artistically. (see www.koelnischerkunstverein.de/ wp/cameron-jamie-bodies-faces-heads/)
Solo exhibitions 2018Cameron Jamie: Solo Show, Kamel Mennour, London und Paris. Monotypes, Kamel Mennour, Paris. 2017Cameron Jamie, Bernier/Eliades, Athens. Cameron Jamie: Drawings and Monotypes, CAPRI, Düsseldorf (DE). Bodies, Faces, Heads, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (DE). Cameron Jamie: Domestic Arenas: Massage the History, BB, Kranky Klaus, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (US). 2015Cameron Jamie, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY. 2014Cameron Jamie, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens.
Group exhibitions 2018Mask, Kamel Mennour, London. Spectres, ou les perspectives menaçantes, ICI. Gallery, Paris. Backcovers: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens (CH). 2017Voyage d’hiver, Palace of Versailles, Versailles (FR). Jeux, Rituels & Récréations, lille3000, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille (FR). Point Quartz Flower of Kent, Villa Arson Nice, Nice (FR). EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, National Art School Gallery, Sydney (AU). The Absent Museum, Wiels, Brussels. Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT). Ruins in the Snow. High Art, Paris. 2016Luster: Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation, Park De Oude Warnade, Tilburg (NL). The Infinite Mix: Sound and Image in Contemporary Video, Hayward Gallery, London.
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