Seeking music lovers, book lovers and art lovers to fall in love all over again and help crowdfund the creation of a very special artwork that combines all three!
Remember making mixtapes? They were so much more than just a compilation. They conveyed an idea, mood or theme through a selection of particular songs to communicate a message to the recipient. It was always personal, often illustrated with individual art and handwritten lines, often saying more about the maker than the songs chosen.
Judging from the many blogs and print pieces about our recent exhibition ‘Mixtapes: popular music in contemporary art’, not to mention the huge visitor numbers, we know that there is an emotional connection for people to the visual side of music – the album covers, posters, videos, instrumentation and assorted musical paraphernalia which punctuate the seminal moments in music history. You loved that finally those things were iconised as art!
We love vinyl
As well as putting together great material from the ‘70s to the present day, the curators of the exhibition invited five artists participating in the show to create their own vinyl record label (A and B sides). David Blandy, Fergus Feehily, Dennis McNulty, Bettina Pousttchi and Meredyth Sparks all created work in the circular format of the record label. Each is unique, giving an insight into the breadth of imagination and ideas that shape an artists’ world.
So, for those who didn’t get to enjoy the show, or who did and now want more, we want to make a beautiful limited edition artists’ book!
What’s an artists’ book?
In much the same way as an artist can make a limited edition print, sometimes they make work in the form of a book, making the work even more collectable. At the Lewis Glucksman Gallery we have built up a collection of artists’ books which are displayed on a rotating basis in the gallery. With the advent of digital publishing, the preciousness and materiality of the book is being given even greater focus by artists. Long live the book!
We’re only producing 250 copies (editions) of this book, and it will cost €35.00 to buy. As a reward for helping to fund the creation of it, pledges over €25 will receive an edition of the book first and at that great price! Lots of other great rewards on offer too!
Want to know about the Lewis Glucksman Gallery?
Set in among the trees and meadow of University College Cork, we think the Lewis Glucksman Gallery is the most beautiful place in the world to see art, and have won awards, so others agree. If you haven’t been yet, get to it! As well as promoting the research, creation and exploration of visual art, we have a gorgeous restaurant and gallery shop, and great exhibitions. Well, we would say that. Admission is free and all are welcome!
The Glucksman Team