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REBOUND – AN EXHIBITION!

DISSECTIONS AND EXCAVATIONS IN BOOK ART

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents till July 6th: Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art! An exciting installation that utilizes books for much more than just reading. Currently open at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the collective exhibit features artwork by five different mixed-media artists: Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine.

http://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/rebound-an-exhibition/

Over the last month, I have spent hours listening to professional architects and architecture students talking about such far-fetched concepts as growing houses from shells and building domes out of water. From 1968-1978, Don ZanFagna, an artist, theoretical architect, and Pratt and Rutgers professor, obsessively filled hundreds of notebooks with his plans for a “pulse dome,” a completely self-sustaining structure, with sketches of earthen mounds drawn in next to pasted magazine clippings of Renaissance paintings and girlie mag starlets. 

Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art premiere’s their exhibit of ZanFagna’s work tomorrow, and the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston will construct their very own pulse dome in Marion Square in November. 

You can read my story on ZanFagna here