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MIMB I & II
Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books

09.11.11 25.02.12

In November, ´ace will receive the complete exhibition of artist books MIMB I and II. MIMB (Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books) was a project that started in 2009 by artist and professor Hui-Chi Ying (Taipei, Taiwan, 1956), curator and organizer, and Alicia Candiani as the coordinator of the international section. More than 250 miniature artist’s books will be on display in ‘ace during the months of November and December. After the exhibition they will be donated to the permanent collection of the Fundación ´ace.

ABOUT MIMB

Hui-Chu Yi -Professor at Myers School of Art, University of Akron, USA- and Alicia Candiani -Director of ´ace, Buenos Aires Argentina- coordinated a traveling exhibition for the Southern Graphics Councils International Conference 2009 at Columbia College in Chicago. Artists from all around the world were invited to produce an edition of 6 artist books focused the theme: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books (MIMB). Each artist contributed to the project with 5 books -as they kept one for themselves- which will allow a traveling exhibition to take place simultaneously from 2009 to 2012.

The exhibition has already travelled to a total of 58 national and international venues. At end of the traveling exhibition, all MIMB books will go to 5 educational institutions’ permanent collections both nationally and internationally. A website mimb.org and catalogue were collaboratively created for this project by faculties and students of Myers School of Art, University of Akron, USA.

 

MIMB I is made up of 142 books by 144 artists  from  the United States, Finland, Sweden, Argentina, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, Korea, China, Japan, Italy, and Spain, as well as a  traveling exhibition that has been shown by 46 institutions in the USA and 12 international institutions. 106 artists participated in MIMB II from the United States,  India, Pakistan, Germany, China, Japan, Canada, Spain. Its travelling exhibition is planned from 2011 to 2015. Currently, MIMB II has 26 educational institutions and 8 international institutions committed to host the exhibition, including ´ace in Buenos Aires.

MIMB I & II

COORDINATOR AND ORGANIZER

Hui-Chu Ying

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR OF MIMB I

Alicia Candiani

PARTICIPATING ARGENTINE ARTISTS

Silvana Blasbalg, Silvia Brewda, Alicia Candiani (in collaboration with Malcom Christian), Mariela Constant, Patricia Miani, Adriana Moracci, Liliana Sanchez, Liana Strasberg

PARTICIPATING INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Malcom Christian (South Africa), Bruno Patyn (Belgium) who made the project in Buenos Aires at ´ace workshop

“All of these “object books” have the ability to transport ourselves to many different spaces almost simultaneously, since at first glance it is difficult to focus the gaze in only one without perceiving those on your environment, as if we were in a cross convention between several people, where you listen to all but it is only possible to understand one if you pay due attention to it.”

Chema Eléxpuru, Artist and Fine Arts Professor in the University of the Basque Country, Spain.

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Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Artist-in-Residence International Program

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