Infinite reading


Untitled, 2005

“Untitled”, 2005 – Job Koelewijn

In the beginning was the word, the written word is unto eternity. A bookcase in the form of a lemniscate (the mathematical sign for infinity), full of books, words, shows the cycle of art. The way in which artworks endure, sometimes concealed, sometimes at eye level, close enough to touch, then forgotten for years, pushed away behind other books. The eternal performance of art. The public constantly changes in age and era. The words remain the same, and yet what is read changes from one age to the next.

(from the introduction to the artist’s exhibition Continuing Performance at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam)

Job Koelewijn was the winner of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2006 (press release). Image from VVork, originally found at FFFFound!


4 Responses to “Infinite reading”

  1. 1 lifecreativitycoach

    Your post is so true. I have tons of books, which I have read and then they get pushed on to the back shelf and rediscovered again. I love the idea of the bookcase and what it represents. Thank you for sharing this information.


  2. 2 Dave

    Yes – they’re concealed and forgotten, but they never go away.

    Thank you for your comment.

  3. Cool, like the symbolic idea and the texture of book is beautiful. Like this!
    thanks for sharing.

  1. 1 » not surprisingly, i love this

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