Curated by Adam Carr
From André Breton’s La Révolution surréaliste to printed publications offering space for artist projects today, the magazine has served as a site for artistic production for decades. The exhibition In Print revolves around the idea of magazine as a location for artwork and looks at recent instances in which artists have utilised this format from a variety of origins.
Offering a short history of the fusion of artwork and magazine, In Print focuses more on recent cases than those of the past, on publications whose contents are entirely available for handling and viewing by visitors. In doing so, In Print foregrounds the artists’ original intention of choosing such an available context as a site for work and with this intends to encourage participation and eschew the frontal, expected relationship between artwork and viewer.
Taking form and display synonymous with a library, all of the included publications are ordered according to the participating artists’ surnames. While reflecting the library or bookstore, and mimicking the movement typically occurring within such domains, the inventory of In Print will expand over time, with the number of participating artists increasing as the exhibition travels from location to location.