Ivorypress at the Bodleian Libraries

ivorypress display

Ivorypress at the Bodleian Libraries

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   28 June – 4 December 2022 

 Sensational Books, Weston Library

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These two artists’ books by British artist Edmund de Waal and by South African artist William Kentridge each explore historic texts through the medium of the artist’s book in vastly different ways. De Waal creates an homage to the late German poet Paul Celan by employing the visual language of porcelain and medieval manuscripts. Kentridge uses the early twentieth-century aviation technology of the stereoscope as a device for reading the vivid images of his Johannesburg studio, in which the artist wrestles with his ideas and inner landscapes.

This display is part of a series of events in Spain, Germany, the UK and the United States celebrating 25 years of Ivorypress, founded in 1996 by Elena Ochoa Foster.

Ivorypress works displayed

A black viewer with eyeholes is stretched across a black and white image underneath

William Kentridge, Tummelplatz (Ivorypress, 2017)

Watch a video about Tummelplatz

All images © Ivorypress


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