Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Studio II book launch

The book that my students created this past fall semester in Studio II at the Corcoran is being unveiled this Friday.


The Corcoran College of Art and Design and the MA Art and the Book Program invite you to the launch of

Reliquiae: A Collaborative Artists' Book
February 7, 10:30 a.m.
Please join us on February 7th at 10:30 a.m. for light refreshments at the launch of the fourth annual collaborative artists' book by Corcoran College of Art and Design's MA Art and the Book graduate students. 

Corcoran Gallery of Art Atrium
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Designed and executed by students in the Fall of 2013 under the guidance of instructor Sarah McDermott, Reliquiae explores the phenomenon of the long-term preservation of the human body, and what these practices symbolize, express, and reveal about the societies in which they occur. Beginning with the idea of the body as a relic, the book then details modern embalming practices and examines seven extreme cases of preservation. Combing intriguing detail about the venerated body with imagery of the deceased, the book encourages the viewer to continue the discovery process. 

Reliquiae was created in an edition of 30 and features artists Julie Garcia, Jihae Kwon, Jaime Shafer, and Na'ama Zussman.  

For more information, click here.
Image provided by the MA Art and the Book program.
500 Seventeenth Street NW 
Washington, DC 20006
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