press release

From 27 June through to 12 September 2010 the Foundation for Visual Arts Middelburg (Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg) will host the book and art exhibition Published by: Castillo Corrales The Social Life of the Book at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal. The exhibition opens Saturday 26 June at 4. p.m.

Castillo/Corrales is a collectively- and cooperatively- organized exhibition and event space located in Paris 19th arrondissement (Belleville). It was founded early 2007 as a space where a group of artists and independent curators and writers could put the diversity of their respective practices and views on art into discursive motion, organizing exhibitions and events – lectures, interviews, book launches… castillo/corrales also operates in its premises a bookshop called Section 7 Books and a publishing house: Paraguay Press The exhibition The Social Life of the Book, which is organized by Castillo/Corrales specifically for the series of exhibitions Published By at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, brings together a selection of artists works, publications and documents highlighting practices of artists and publishers who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to create new social situations for new relationships and new meanings. The exhibition presents the undertakings of some contemporary artists and publishers to attend the circulation of texts and ideas through a multitude of ways besides the grand gesture of releasing a brand new book, and which includes practices as various as reprinting, translating, scanning, stealing, quoting, re-editing, etc.

Published by: Castillo / Corrales The Social Life of the Book
Kuratoren: Thomas Boutoux, Francois Piron, Benjamin Thorel

Künstler: Abäke , Alias , Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Katinka Bock, Paul Chan, Moyra Davey, Aaron Flint Jamison, Dora Garcia & Tina Bara, Will Holder, The National Grid , Maria Nordman, OEI , Seth Price, Primary Information , Amy Sillman, Matthew Stadler & Publication Studio