DAN SOLBACH – thinking through books

This year the we will further investigate artistic book production and what can be phrased as „thinking through books“.

Our focus lies on all artists’ books published by the Genevan artist collective Ecart from 1969 to 1980, together with John Armleder, founding member of the collective, we will use the books as a frame for our own artistic research. We will learn about the history of the publications and the artists and collaborators that conceived them, an oral history of an artistic network away from the centers of that period.

By reactivating the publications through artistic methods, we will be the first to re-discover the archive and mark the start of a more comprehensive research project planned by HEAD and Mamco.