Public Artwork

Fragmentary Evidence

Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 1700 Saint-Denis street, Montréal, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Neumark, Devora
Text author(s): 
Neumark, Devora
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The performance took place in the reading room.


Looking back at history as official interpretation of facts, and in this context, the power of institutions, the artist created three hundred artistic books that she presented at the reading room of the Bibliothèque nationale. All contain the same information, but each numbered and signed copy is unique as the order in which the text is presented varies from one book to another. Neumark explores the subject of "the commemoration of knowledge through books." The books are printed in Duotone with colour images. Each book includes an introduction page, 13 photographic images, 11 pages of text and 2 fly leaves. The press run is of 150 numbered copies, signed and presented in a cardboard folder.

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Event : Making a Book: Fragmentary Evidence
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