Monday, June 3, 2013

Joëlle Tuerlinckx | This Book, like a Book

Joëlle Tuerlinckx
This Book, like a Book
Gent, Belgium: S.M.A.K., 1999
112 pp., 23.5 x 16.5 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

"This Book, Like A Book took place at the S.M.A.K. while the museum was still under construction. This exhibition was a record of Joëlle Tuerlinckx’s own museography, composed of the remains of exhibitions accumulated over several years. On this occasion, this museographic ensemble was integrated into the exhibition space, spread out in a large display and among these remains, the paper documents were transformed into volumes, or into those objects which are books. In her work, the term object is not to be considered in the traditional sense. Rather, an object is, I quote, “a visible and palpable manifestation of my own thought. In reality, they are sorts of tools that help me see and that I eventually name, grouping them under the generic term ‘objects’, for example: barres, bâtons, volumes, boules, boulettes”."

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