Published: Mar 5, 2010
ATLANTA—SCAD showcases the book arts with a major exhibition, “No Translation Required: Artists’ Books in Germany and Georgia,” March 8 - April 16, in the university’s Trois Gallery, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. The project, a collaboration between SCAD; the University of the Arts, Braunschweig, Germany; and the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany, features 60 selections of the best contemporary book art from the collections of the Klingspor and ACA Library of SCAD, and highlights student work from SCAD and the German university. “No Translation Required” also will be exhibited in October 2010 at the Klingspor Museum—one of the most notable museums worldwide for the art of modern book production and typography.
The project began with a three-week collaboration, wherein nine SCAD students, accompanied by two professors, traveled to Germany in Summer 2009 to create artists’ books with students and faculty from the University of the Arts, Braunschweig. The program was made possible with funding from The Halle Foundation, which promotes understanding, knowledge and friendship between the people of Germany and the United States. The artists’ books serve as a vehicle for creating cross-cultural understanding, as part of their organizational goal for promoting German and American relationships.
The ACA Library of SCAD houses one of the largest collections of artists’ books in the country. With more than 2,000 books, the library owns works by Ed Ruscha and David Hockney and is constantly acquiring new items.
Sharing the book arts stage at SCAD with “No Translation Required” is the third annual artist’s book symposium, “Variant Hues: Art, Design and Teaching with Artists’ Books,” March 12-13. The symposium includes workshops, lectures by book artists and experts and a juried competition of student artist’s book entries. A presentation by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers and the award ceremony for the student artist’s book competition will take place March 12. Visiting guest artist Macy Chadwick, publisher of artists’ books and limited-edition prints at In Cahoots Press in Oakland, Calif., will lecture March 13, followed by a reception at 6 p.m. Chadwick teaches at the Academy of Art University and San Francisco Art Institute as well as workshops across the country, notably Wells College, Colorado College, and the Center for Book Arts, New York. She is interested in the synthesis of science and art through the book format. All symposium events take place in SCAD Atlanta’s main academic building located at 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
About The Halle Foundation
The Halle Foundation is an independent, public grant-making charity established by Claus M. Halle. Halle was an international business executive and philanthropist who, after 45 years of service, rose to serve as senior executive vice president of The Coca-Cola Company and president of Coca-Cola International. Born in Schwelm, Germany, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen and devoted enormous energy and resources to promoting international awareness and cooperation.
In 1986, he established The Halle Foundation, which seeks to promote understanding, knowledge and friendship between the people of Germany, as seen in its European context, and those of the United States. To this end, the foundation supports new and innovative initiatives in the fields of culture, science, technology, commerce, language, scholarship, and international relations that take place under the auspices of Emory University, Southern Center for International Studies, the Woodruff Arts Center, or other nonprofit institutions that the foundation’s trustees may select from time to time.