A structure floats; the majestic hull of some dream ship. It’s huge, but nearing on the intangible. This is not quite the ghost-like art of Do-ho Suh’s, but evokes a similar feeling; the concrete-turned-transparent. This fragile tableaux is a combination of simple elements brought together to create a striking work.
Gurbet’s Diary (27.07.1995–08.10.1997), 2016–17 is a striking sculptural work by Turkish artist Banu Cennetoğlu which resembles shelves holding stone books. The work, exhibited in the image below at Gennadius Library Athens (as part ofdocumenta 14) seems like a strange extension of the library itself where the grey of the shelving and the textured edging of the stone tablets echo the stonework of the surrounding building.
Various Arrangements was a humorous and inventive exhibition by British artist Jamie Shovlin (at Haunch of Venison, London in 2012) which used the Fontana Modern Masters book series as the catalyst for a large-scale creative experiment.
Modern Masters was a collection of nonfiction profiles of philosophers, theorists, artists and writers which ran from 1970 to 1995 and was known for its vivid, abstract cover designs. For Various Arrangements Shovlin played on many qualities of the books, including their iconic design and serial nature to create a system and to make new, unique works of art.