06.07.2010 09:56

Artists’ Book: Album IV by Luis Jacob

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Art Metropole

Luis Jacob: Album IV 
Publisher: Art Metropole, Toronto, 2010 
Edition / number of copies: 1000 
Dimension: 27.2 x 18.4 x cm 
Type of Artwork: Artists' book 
ISBN: 978-0-9809184-3-4 
Price: 40 CAD 

Album IV was published by Art Metropole on the occasion of the exhibition
"Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where Jacob's Album IV (2004-05) was recently acquired for their permanent collection. Published as part of a series of "Album" artist books, Album IV is presented as a full-colour volume in an edition of 1000 copies. This work consists of hundreds of images culled from a variety of books, magazines, and other publications. Through processes of visual association, these images compose an extended narrative around various themes: pregnancy and childbirth, the trepidation of first steps, the schooling of children, the erotic dimension of mentorship and leadership roles, the formation of bonds of friendship and clique groupings, the reinforcement of behaviour and accomplishments, and social participation, withdrawal or transformation. Using imagery excised from published sources, these topics weave to form an encyclopedic thesis on the pedagogical roots of social experience.

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