The Book to Come. Session II: NERO: On the Opacity of the Book at Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius

The work of Marcel Broodthaers can be regarded as one of the first cases of post-medium practice, and Un Voyage en Mer du Nord (1973-74) in its genetic redundancy, as one clear example of a work that insists on the fundamental instability and indefiniteness of media. Indeed, it demonstrates that the space between one medium and another is never completely linear.

Today, books in general seem to be increasingly less tied to the idea of being transparent media. The proliferation of technologies and new media has transformed the book into a more complex cultural object, which is often a place for remediation. A number of cases in the history of bookmaking have worked on this very idea challenging the controversial status of the book medium mainly through what we call “state changes“.

These and other questions will be tackled in the public talk by NERO agents – editor Valerio Mannucci and graphic designer Federico Antonini.

The project The Book to Come is developed by Bulegoa z/b in collaboration with book designer Filiep Tacq as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London): www.corpus-network.org.

For more information about the Book to Come follow this link.

The Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius

Public talk: Friday 11 December at 6 pm at CAC Reading Room
Reading group session: Saturday 12 December at 2 pm at CAC Reading Room

Events will be held in English.
Admission is free of charge.
RSVP for the reading group session: ruta@cac.lt