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About: The Blank Pages, 2014 is an installation of 4 bookshelves of 240 x 120 (x 80) cm, mdf construction, wheels, the entire Taschen Basic Art Series of 100 published books + 100 printed books each with a glossy cover and empty white pages.

About: The Blank Pages is a project with EvaMarie Lindahl where we are investigating the specific format and process of selection concerning the art encyclopedia. The framework for this project is the Taschen Basic Art Series, but it might as well have been any other mainstream publishing house. We entered the project by asking the following question: Can you name one woman artist published by Taschen Basic Art? Is your answer Frida Kahlo? You are correct; she is one of the 5 women that Taschen ever published in this series that consists of about 100 books.

This project is is supported by the Danish Arts Council.

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About: The Blank Pages, 2014
Detail of the cover for Stepanova

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Detail of the cover for Longhi

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Detail of the cover for Martin

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About: The Blank Pages, 2014
Detail of the cover for Riley

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About: The Blank Pages, 2014
Detail of the cover for Robusti

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About: The Blank Pages, 2014
Detail of the cover for Wiegand

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Installation view

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Installation view

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Installation view

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Installation view

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Installation view