Jiang Zhi at 'On Paper 2', White Space, Beijing

On Paper 2
June 30 - August 5
Curated by Zhi Jin

on paper Studio, WHITE SPACE BEIJING and zapbeijing co-present the second exhibition of artists’ books, 'on paper 2. The 'on paper 2' project encompasses a group exhibition of works by 32 artists at White Space Beijing. 

'Artist’s book' is a genre created by an artist based on his or her everyday practice and unique understanding of the book itself as a medium. Distinct from an ordinary print publication, it often deals directly with and reflects on the material and physical aspects that define a book. Departing from the 'on paper one' exhibition in 2017, 'on paper 2' showcases not only the books themselves, but also paintings, drawings, videos and installations pertaining directly and indirectly to the theme.

'on paper 2' deals with the important genre of the artist’s book in a more comprehensive fashion than ever before. The book is a work of art — one that thoroughly illustrates the artist’s ideas of and reflections on his or her long-term artistic practice. At the same time, the artist’s book is just a book. Lying in between a form of publication and a form of artwork, how is it properly a book? A book in a painting or in a film — how is that merely a representation of a book? The current exhibit explores these questions recto and verso.

Image courtesy to the artist and White Space Beijing