Saturday, January 02, 2010

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex

Deadline: February 19, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex

Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, Connecticut
MAY 14 – JUNE 25, 2010

In the history of the book, the codex gradually replaced the scroll and the accordion book. Pages connected to the spine, in the codex form, facilitate immediate and random access to the contents. Compact and portable, this complex device can hardly be improved upon for handling and storage. It still remains the preferred format.

However, as with all mono cultures, a price has been paid with a loss of diversity and surprise. These are precisely the possibilities that we would like to explore in this exhibition. Book forms outside of the codex realm are the focal point of this show. With an emphasis on innovative alternatives, the expansiveness and structural integrity of these books will challenge the codex.

This national exhibition will be juried by Hedi Kyle, internationally recognized book artist and conservator, and will run May 7 – June 18, 2010. Two winners will be awarded a joint exhibition/installation in 2011. Open to all non-codex book structures, including scrolls, accordions and alternatives.

Open to all media. Work must be exhibition-ready and able to pass through a doorway measuring 80 by 40 inches. No piece may exceed a weight of 75 pounds. If framed, please indicate glass or plexiglass on back. Exceptions to any of these requirements must be justified in writing at the time of entry.

Artists may submit up to three entries. Each entry must have been completed within the past 2 years. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee. Each entry must be represented by up to two digital images on CD.

Non-refundable fee: $25 must accompany each signed entry form


Download the prospectus: [pdf]

Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
p) 203.562.4927
f) 203.562.2329