How to Manoeuvre: Shape-shifting Texts & Other Publishing Tactics
Beyond the genre of artist books, artists have felt the need to reflect on the space before and beyond the book; the act of publishing itself. How do artists subsist in producing their work and sharing it with a public? How do they situate themselves in the shifting terrain between the private and the public? What languages and strategies do they employ to facilitate the passage of a work past the guarded gates that separate what is deemed artistic from what is not, what is deemed legible by a wider audience and what is not.
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