Monday, October 8, 2012

PAPYRI at The Emily Harvey Foundation Venice

PAPYRI – Guestbooks, Bookworks and Similar Departures by guests of the Emily Harvey Foundation 2004–2012 Curated by Berty Skuber

October 19-27, 2012 Wednesday-Saturday: 4:30-7:30 p.m. and by appointment until November 11
Exhibition opening Friday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.

Archivio Emily Harvey San Polo 387 30125 Venice, Italy

PAPYRI is a recognition of the presence in Venice of all the various personalities who have been resident guests of the Emily Harvey Foundation since 2004: over 150 creative individuals (painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, publishers, calligraphers, poets, novelists, journalists, critics, composers, performers, stage designers, linguists, and a theoretical physicist) from 25 countries on six continents.

In addition to the guestbooks which are found in the Foundation’s various residency apartments, the exhibition also presents a series of books and book-related works by Foundation guests. Some of the works were made in the course of the guests’ periods of residency in Venice, others refer back to those times, and many were made especially for this exhibition.

The artists’ response to the idea of the exhibition has been both generous and enthusiastic.
Many of the works which have already gone to press or been published as editions gratefully acknowledge the Foundation’s contribution to their realization.

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