Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection
Friday at Yale University Art Gallery
November 7, 2014–Sunday, February 1, 2015
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artist.
Exhibition and publication organized by Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, M.A. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ‘15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ‘15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Yale University students under the mentorship of Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director; Pamela Franks, Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Programming, and Education and the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Gabriella Svenningsen Omonte, Museum Assistant. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.