Small Inventions: Artist’s Books by Charles Hobson

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Small Inventions celebrates the Museums’ acquisition of 29 works by San Francisco artist Charles Hobson as a gift of collector Marian Kinney. Over the past three decades, Hobson has been a proponent of the book as a hybrid work of art and as a tool for visually communicating complex ideas. His process calls for expanding the definition of what can be called a book and devising a unique form for each volume in relation to its content. His books become physical embodiments of their textual concepts, engaging the reader as an active collaborator and transforming reading into a participatory rather than passive activity. The artist incorporates surprising physical objects into these books to illuminate unexpected relationships. About this exhibition, he says, “I’m hopeful that the viewer might see how much an artist’s book is conceived and driven to fruition by finding just the right invention.”Small Inventions celebrates the Museums’ acquisition of 29 works by San Francisco artist Charles Hobson as a gift of collector Marian Kinney. Over the past three decades, Hobson has been a proponent of the book as a hybrid work of art and as a tool for visually communicating complex ideas. His process calls for expanding the definition of what can be called a book and devising a unique form for each volume in relation to its content. His books become physical embodiments of their textual concepts, engaging the reader as an active collaborator and transforming reading into a participatory rather than passive activity. The artist incorporates surprising physical objects into these books to illuminate unexpected relationships. About this exhibition, he says, “I’m hopeful that the viewer might see how much an artist’s book is conceived and driven to fruition by finding just the right invention.”

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15.03.2019 - 14.07.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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02.02.2019 - 14.07.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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14.06.2019 - 03.07.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
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New York

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15.12.2018 - 30.06.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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08.02.2019 - 18.08.2019
Brooklyn Museum
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26.04.2019 - 29.03.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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04.05.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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05.05.2018 - 12.04.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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13.10.2019 - 20.01.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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20.07.2019 - 10.11.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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08.08.2019 - 26.01.2020
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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08.05.2019 - 30.06.2019
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
New York

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01.03.2019 - 26.04.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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29.04.2017 - 14.07.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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13.12.2019 - 28.06.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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Small Inventions: Artist’s Books by Charles Hobson Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Main address: Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Small Inventions celebrates the Museums’ acquisition of 29 works by San Francisco artist Charles Hobson as a gift of collector Marian Kinney. Over the past three decades, Hobson has been a proponent of the book as a hybrid work of art and as a tool for visually communicating complex ideas. His process calls for expanding the definition of what can be called a book and devising a unique form for each volume in relation to its content. His books become physical embodiments of their textual concepts, engaging the reader as an active collaborator and transforming reading into a participatory rather than passive activity. The artist incorporates surprising physical objects into these books to illuminate unexpected relationships. About this exhibition, he says, “I’m hopeful that the viewer might see how much an artist’s book is conceived and driven to fruition by finding just the right invention.”Small Inventions celebrates the Museums’ acquisition of 29 works by San Francisco artist Charles Hobson as a gift of collector Marian Kinney. Over the past three decades, Hobson has been a proponent of the book as a hybrid work of art and as a tool for visually communicating complex ideas. His process calls for expanding the definition of what can be called a book and devising a unique form for each volume in relation to its content. His books become physical embodiments of their textual concepts, engaging the reader as an active collaborator and transforming reading into a participatory rather than passive activity. The artist incorporates surprising physical objects into these books to illuminate unexpected relationships. About this exhibition, he says, “I’m hopeful that the viewer might see how much an artist’s book is conceived and driven to fruition by finding just the right invention.” Book tickets