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Perspectives of the artist’s book – The Artist’s Book and the University

29th – 31st October 2013

Sarah was invited to Brazil in October to present at the international seminar
Perspectivas do Livro de Artista – O livro de artista na universidade
Perspectives of the artist’s book – The Artist’s Book and the University
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Papers presented at the seminar will be published in the future. The seminar programme included talks on the following subjects.

Editorial experience at the University – production and distribution of artists’ publications:
Leszek Brogowski (Univ. de Rennes/France)
Regina Melim (Udesc/SC)
Mediator: Dr Amir Brito Cadôr (EBA/UFMG)

Archives and collections – a university experience:
Martin Grossmann (ECA/USP)
Maria Angélica Melendi (EBA/UFMG)
Mediator: Marília Andrés Ribeiro (Fafich/UFMG)

The artist’s book as a research subject:
Sarah Bodman (Univ. West of England, Bristol/United Kingdom)
Dr Paulo Silveira (UFRGS/RS)
Mediator: Dr Maria do Carmo Veneroso (EBA/UFMG)

You can download Sarah’s presentation ‘Everything we do begins with a conversation’ below:
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The Central Library at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, venue for the seminar and artists' books exhibition. The exhibition Publicações de artistas: o códice e variações, curated by Dr Maria do Carmo de Freitas Veneroso at the Central Library 29/10/13 - 22/11/13. This presented works by staff and students of UFMG produced using traditional printmaking processes. The exhibition Ensinar e Aprender como Formas de Arte, curated by Dr Amir Brito Cadôr at the Central Library 29/10/13 - 22/11/13. This presented artists' books from the collection at UFMG including works by John Cage, Joseph Beuys and Helio Fervenza. Dr Amir Brito Cadôr (EBA/UFMG), showing books from the special collections archive at UFMG.

Exhibitions at the Biblioteca Central, UFMG
Two exhibitions at the Central Library accompanied the seminar, Publicações de artistas: o códice e variações, curated by Dr Maria do Carmo de Freitas Veneroso, 29/10/13 – 22/11/13. This presented works by staff and students of UFMG produced using traditional printmaking processes. The exhibition Ensinar e Aprender como Formas de Arte, curated by Dr Amir Brito Cadôr, 29/10/13 – 22/11/13, presented artists’ books from the collection at UFMG including works by John Cage, Joseph Beuys and Helio Fervenza.

Mário Azevedo – Artists’ Books
Whilst in Belo Horizonte, Sarah also visited the Library of the Centro Cultural SESC JK in downtown Belo Horizonte, with Dr Paulo Silveira, to see a small retrospective exhibition of artists’ books by Mário Azevedo (2000-2012). The exhibition from 7/10/13 – 8/11/13 was the launch event of the Biblioteca Viva project at the centre; a new scheme that aims to encourage educational activities and engagement with books through free exhibitions and workshops. The project is inviting the public to consider the library as a place to encounter experimental works around the book, and interact with the collections.

One of the artists' books by Mário Azevedo on show at the Biblioteca Viva in Belo Horizonte, Oct-Nov 2013. Unique artist's book by Mário Azevedo on show at the Biblioteca Viva in Belo Horizonte, Oct-Nov 2013. Unique artist's book by Mário Azevedo on show at the Biblioteca Viva in Belo Horizonte, Oct-Nov 2013.