06.03.08 28.03.08

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books Project is an international travelling exhibition of small-format artist’s books curated in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council, Chicago, March 2009.

This exhibition explores the power of small-scale artist books to challenge their readers with urgent, powerful and moving content.

The artist Chu-Hui Ching, who designed this exhibition believes that on a monumental scale, art can be overwhelming when the viewer is put in a position of “smallness” when confronted and consumed by the giant. On the contrary, with small-scale miniature art, the viewer can leave his passive role and put himself in a position that perhaps allows him to “devour” the work, thus keeping it in his soul. The miniature invites the viewer to a personal and intimate relationship. In this way, looking at what is apparently insignificant, the momentary nature of the miniscule is magnified and acquires monumental value.

This project produced in the USA involves the participation of 140 artists from the USA, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, the UK, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden and South Africa. It is curated by Alicia Candiani, and it also involves the participation of German children and members of the community in general that have expressed their monumental ideas in small-format artist books. This is a project of intimate, economical and democratical cultural exchange on a world scale.

Future exhibition venues:

Exhibitions in the USA: The University of Akron, Proyecto ’ace, Buenos Aires Argentina, Kent State University, University of Colorado, Boulder, Northern Illinois University, Southern Birmingham University, Texas Tech University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Houghton College, NY, Savanna College of Art and Design, Ohio Northern University, Ada Ohio, Univ. of Texas at Arlington,  Youngstown State University, Ohio University.

Related artists

Argentine artists in MIMB:

Silvana Blasbalg | Silvia Brewda | Patricia Miani | Maria Constant | Liana Strasberg | Liliana Sánchez | Adriana Moracci | Alicia Candiani

Alicia Candiani will travel to Chicago and will therefore be present at the opening of the event. Candiani is also the organizer and moderator of the international panel Disturbed Places. Proyecto ’ace will be present at the Publishers Fair on Friday the 27th and Saturday 28th.

Opening and reception: March 27, 6 – 9pm

Location: Columbia College Exhibition Space, 1006 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, EE.UU.

Exhibition: March 6 – 28, 2009

Future exhibition venues: The University of Akron, Proyecto’ ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spain, China, Finland.

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