Konnotation is excited to invite you to the launch of our newest publication Form Informed by Maura Biava. Please join us at Printed Matter on October 20from 6-8PM for the launch and book signing.
The book is printed in a limited edition of 100. A special deluxe edition that includes 3 prints in an edition of 10 signed and numbered by the artist, is also available. To make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order both editions of the book on our website HERE. Books ordered online can be picked up during the book signing on October 20th, please just make sure to bring your order confirmation.
You can find out more about the event on Printed Matter's website here and please make sure to join the event on Facebook here.
We look forward to seeing you!
About the Book
With this publication artist Maura Biava brings together 30 mathematical formulas of European mathematicians from the 17th to the 19th century such as Newton, Pascal, Cartesio, and Bernoulli. Using a mathematic program for computers and with the help of math expert Annamaria Ricotti, Maura Biava combines various 2-dimensional mathematic formulas, thus obtaining formulas with a 3-D representation. The graphic representations of these formulas become new bi-dimensional figures. The publication will be a printing-experiment in its own: creating the artworks by printing them in two overlaying colors on a Riso printer.
The book is published by Konnotation and designed by the Dutch design bureau Meeusontwerpt.
Foreword is by artist Dike Blair.
About Maura Biava
Maura Biava, Born in 1970 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Graduated in 1992 at the Academy of Brera, Milan, Italy. She Graduated at the Rijksakademie in 1999. As a multimedia artist her work took her to several specialized residencies all over the world, most recently the European Ceramich Work Center in s' Hertogenbosch in 2008. The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy in 2010 / 2011. The Residency of the Museum Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy, in 2013. The ISCP, New York City, USA, in 2014. Currently she teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her works are part of collections like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard and several other important collections. Since her graduation Biava has exhibited all over the world: shows include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel. Cornerhouse, Manchester. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Museum of New Art, Pontiac. Museum Fridericianum, Kassel. Museum of Design, San Francisco.