A collection of writings – ideas & emotions – about Art & Design, from international contemporary periodicals, selected by artists, curators, art historians, graphic designers and publishers. Proposed by Charlotte Cheetham
A periodical publication (magazine, journal, etc.) is a space for creation, incarnated in itself (treated as an object, designed), but it is also a space of expression, a specific medium in which communicate ideas and commitments, a tool to engage a debate, a good partner for criticism.
The space will gather critical texts extracted from contemporary art, design and graphic design independent magazines selected by Charlotte Cheetham and guests – artists, graphic designers, curators, publishers – who submitted texts/articles from periodicals and which they think must be read.
The space of the project will simulate a study/reading room of a library in which the public will be able to spend time to read but will also be welcomed to discuss and exchange ideas.
Thanks to an in-situ photocopier, the public will also be able to duplicate the texts and create their own reader, their own catalogue of the project, bounded within a cover specially designed for the event. In brief, a way to spread and archive the words of these authors presented during these 3 days.
All publishers and authors gave their authorization for the texts to be duplicated. A library card for each text will indicate all the informations. Visual, library cards and cover are designed by Thomas Petitjean.
Charlotte Cheetham is a French curator in graphic design: her publications & exhibitions projects, about graphic design relevant issues, are thought like spaces for experimental proposals; Manystuff.org, the blog she runs since 2006, proposes one possible reflection of a landscape and promotes a contemporary adventurous and transversal practice of graphic design.
Her practice, constantly redefined, is based on an experimental approach embodied in publishing experiences, in exhibition moments, and in a flow of information over the Internet. Working on interpretation, on reinterpretation, she is interested in the thinking process – multi-disciplinary, poetic, experimental and surprising – that leads to the final “form”.