Conference: Traditional and emerging formats of artists' books: Where do we go from here?

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Why do the phrases bookart and bookartist seem to negate both words, as if the works produced are not real books and not real art?

“a number of pages attached to each other in some way” - Tate Britain's definition of a book, from the website.

“Since Duchamp, the artist is author of a definition.” Broodthaers

Confound and resist definition, including your own.

A discussion of artists' books from an artist's point of view, as a list of questions and statements following a sequence: bookartist//here; books//here; new technology; whose trajectory?; resistance; artists and critics; conclusion.

This piece as read out whilst a slide show played to form a parallel discussion, The images included work by Allan Kaprow, Lawrence Weiner, Martin Creed, Thomas Hirschhorn, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Broodthaers, Hans Peter Feldmann and Lois and Franziska Weinberger.

The desire is to place artists' books within the wider discourse of art.

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