- New York: Center for Book Arts, 2012.
- 6.7 x 10.25 inches
- 54 pages
Price: $25.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 109480
Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures is a catalogue accompanying the Center for Book Arts exhibition of the same name. The catalogue presents a selection of canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. It brings together self-produced publications and documentation of exhibitions or active social interventions in which the artists bypass formal environments (museums, art fairs, and galleries) via alternative modes of communication. These publications and documentation bring to light critical commentary questioning "established" external institutional protocol and highlight books as a mean of disseminating information in social, political, and cultural issues on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways more stable and effective than the original exhibition would have been.
Each entry in the catalogue is accompanied by a short history of the exhibition, the reason for its cancellation, the steps taken to preserve and share its message, and pictures, excerpts, or ephemera from or about the exhibition.