The Chinook: Book Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 18.6.2011

Posted in Motto Vancouver event on June 17th, 2011

The Chinook: Book Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 18.6.2011

Motto Vancouver is pleased to present a reception for the release of The Chinook, an artist book by Antoni Wojtyra. The launch will be followed by an informal talk by artist and foehn wind expert, Monique R. Levesque at 3pm.

Wojtyra’s book inspects and breathes new life into The Chinook, a project that the artist produced in 2009. As an in situ project, Wojtyra invited viewers to a specific crystallized moment of art’s conception and life. Themed around the artist’s binationalism and the romance of nationalism at-large, The Chinook triangulated the relational mythos around the studio, gallery, and art history. An underlying ecological critique of art’s objecthood informs the third strand of The Chinook’s aesthetic and intellectual ambition.

In book form, The Chinook posthumously returns us to a long evaporated spacetime, creating a record that slinks onto the shelves of the art library.

Antoni Wojtyra: The Chinook
Text by Richard Ibghy
Youth Promotions, NYC/Vancouver
Edition of 100.