Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ofer Wolberger - A New Day at Printed Matter, NYC

Fractures Window by Ofer Wolberger
A New Day, the final chapter in Ofer Wolberger's series of 12 Books, brings together a collection of seemingly disparate pictures and text culled from multiple and far reaching sources. Presented as a selection of postcards and bound together using peel away glue like a notepad, A New Day is designed to be disassembled.

12 Books is a publishing project initiated by Ofer Wolberger in 2009. The original idea was to produce an artist book for every month throughout a single year. The publishing schedule failed miserably but the series is now complete. The books are wide-ranging. Overall they deal with notions of authorship and originality while also exploring the power of the repetitive image, the re-contextualization of the photographic image as well as the poetic use of found text as image. Finally, the book form itself is rigorously questioned and reconfigured throughout the series.

There is a release party for Ofer Wolberger's A New Day this Friday night, 6 - 8pm at Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011.

A New Day retails for $25 and can be found on the Printed Matter website HERE.

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