In Alphabetical Order Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 48 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1978. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion’s entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) was one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped define artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which were then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

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(the drum) Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 24 pages, 10.5 × 14.4 cm, English

Price: €15

(the drum) is one of Ulises Carrión’s early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in black ink in 1972. The artist fragments the names of musical instruments to express a sound. His attitude to poetry precluded, to a certain extent, his book The New Art of Making Books: “The text of a book in the new art can be a novel as well as a single word, sonnets as well as jokes, love letters as well as weather reports.”

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) is one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped defined artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which was then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

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(a, b, c) Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 48 pages, 10.5 × 14.4 cm, English

Price: €15

In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) is one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped defined artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which was then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

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