Possibilities of a page

A new exhibition at FADA Gallery look at creating spaces for artists to pursue their creativity while doing research.

The group exhibition Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page is an interdisciplinary investigation into the notion of the “artist’s book and practice-based research”. This creative showcase is on at the Fada Gallery in Jo’burg until 23 July 2010.

Transgressions is an exploration of the process of creating artist’s books and incorporates the work of about 40 artists from a range of disciplines, including visual arts, creative writing, architecture and language technology.

The exhibition aims to demonstrate that artist’s books are the ideal medium for creativity from different fields to be involved in playful exploration and a discovery around the possibilities of the book. Diane Victor, Flip Hattingh, Rosalind Cleaver, Strijdom van der Merwe, Franci Greyling and Leon de Villiers are just some of the artists and writers whose work will attempt to rediscover the boundaries of the book.

Story telling, creative writing and bookmaking are some of the group community activities that form part of the exhibition.