Ulises Carrión is one of the most prominent artist in the panorama of Mexican art. At first hewrote two books of stories, but after it became clear that his interest was in the book as an object of sense and as a work of art rather than as a tool for transmitting text messages. In the book The new art of making books, Tumbona editorial, rescues some photos, essays and lectures by Carrión where his theory of the book as an organic object is displayed with a life time and a date of death (“We disappear, why should not disappear books?”). After leaving literature, Carrión was established in Amsterdam and founded Other Books and So, a gallery of artists’ books where over the years collected a fairly generous collection of materials relating to them. The new art of making books is a journey through the artistic thought of one of the most original Mexican authors and certainly the first in the post-literature era.
Images: © Kunstenaarsboeken