Nola Farman (Art Forum)

Farman, N 2012 , Nola Farman (Art Forum). [Video]

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How to read an artists' book: Artists' books are generally intended to be viewed as works of art. Since the early 20th century the book has provided artists with a form in which to explore new means of expression. Page, text, image, binding, shape and size are all aspects of a book that can be deconstructed and reconstructed through the experimentation of the artist. Artists' books encompass a great diversity of approaches. Some are lavish productions issued in small editions. Others are mass produced using affordable processes. Some exist within traditional models of printing and binding, while others redefine the book through the development of unusual forms and the use of new materials. Through the creation of books as artworks, artists encourage us to consider the very question: what makes a book and what distinguishes it from other forms of artistic expression?

Nola Farman studied sculpture and drawing at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada from 1962-1966, completing her MA at the University of Western Sydney (Nepean). Her PhD topic was ‘Fugitive Practices: the Contemporary Artists’ Book` She recently recieved a Synapse Grant from ANAT and Ozco to research solar power with Physicists at UNewcastle.

Her books have been collected by the Bibliotheque National, Paris; Centre Livre d’Artist, St Yrieix-la-Perche, France; The Tate Britain Library; Baltic Centre, Gateshead, UK; Winchester School of Art; University of the West of England; Yale University, NY; MOMA Library, NY; National Library, Ottawa; AGNSW, Library; Te Papa National Gallery, NZ and private collections.

Item Type: Video
Authors/Creators:Farman, N
Collections: University of Tasmania > Tasmanian College of The Arts > Art Forum Lecture Series
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