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Book Exhibition at the Mexican Embassy in Berlin

July 07th, 2014
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News from Berlin – The Mexican Embassy in Berlin is hosting a book exhibition until August 15th. Entitled Artists’ Books – Libros de Artistas- the exhibition is to be found in the vestibule of the embassy at Klingholfer Strasse.

The exhibition is supported by the prestigious contemporary art gallery “Martin Gropius Bau”. Eighteen Mexican artists were asked to be creative in accordance with what books represent to them. As such the books are art objects printed in limited editions of just seventy pieces. According to the organizers this exhibition is important for not forgetting traditions such as printing techniques, which are currently under threat due to the digital era. The current exhibition contains books created through the use of traditional methods, as well as by using digital techniques. The exhibition aims to contribute to the development and enrichment of art, from the protection to the teaching and application of  typographic knowledge. Furthermore it is a contribution to the innovation of drawing, binding and printing, as well as bibliographic activities and book history.

Artists’ Books –Libros de Artistas- is a project which was founded in 2011 in Mexico through the collaboration of two organizations: Estación Indianilla and Codex México. The initiative is described by the organizers as “an encounter of plastic arts, literature, graphic design, typography, engraving and lithography, which rescue age-old traditional manual techniques. Renowned Mexican artists such as Vicente Rojo, Manuel Felguérez and  José Luis Cuevas are exhibiting their works.

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