Posted on July 3, 2012 by unit24
For 24Design, Christina Mitrentse will produce hand-crafted, small book-sculptures addressing the relationship between knowledge and the material experience of it.
Christina Mitrentse is a multidisciplinary artist ,educator and freelance curator. She investigates qualities of cultural construction through manifold processes of vintage book-sculpture, drawing, screen-print, and site-specific installation. For the last 10 years she has been creating poetic ensembles of idiosyncratic institutions such as schools, libraries, churches and museums. Within the era of digitization, dominated by e-books, Building My Library and ADD TO MY LIBRARY Vol.II on-going projects, designed to provoke changes in the function of the material book. Mitrentse is known for having invented an ongoing systematic methodology- entitled Bibliographic Data Flow that compiles favorite book titles/authors selected by invited international contributors from the art world each adding to an infinitive library.
The unique & limited edition, collectable light sculptures entitled ‘Bibliophiles’ created from Mitrentse’s book collection and from favorite books contributed by international art specialists. They are constructed by using hand folded and altered book pages, appropriated and screen printed images of books and wooden /antique basis to function in a domestic space.
Art works by Chrisitna Mitrentse are available for sale in Unit24 Gallery or online. The price of a single light sculpture is £140. For more information on the works and P&P, please enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mitrentse artworks have been acquired by private & public collections including Greenwich Council, The Women’s Library Goldsmiths, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sill Library Bath, Tate Archive, Penguin Collectors Society, Griechische Kultustiftung Berlin, M. Altenman NY, Onassis Foundation, Beltios Collection, Benaki Museum N.Alexiou and E.Venizelos Airport Athens. Â Curated exhibitions include: 2011 LINEAR B-international respond to Nikos Alexiou Collection -Stephen Lawrence gallery,London.2010 Salon Vogue,Vogue Fabrics London.2009 Celestial Contrakt, Schwartz gallery. 2006 Who Cares About Greek Art? Zois projects-Athens. Awards include Salon Art Prize 2010, Matt Roberts Foundation,2000 Hellenic Art Award national airport El. Venizelos, Athens.1997 4th Heineken Art. For Further information please visit www.christinamitrentse.com orwww.christinamitrentse.net