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At the Threshold of the Visible is a bright, appropriately compact book that catalogues an exhibition of minuscule and small-scale art from 1964-1996. Neatly divided in to two essays, one by Ralph Rugoff and the other by Susan Stewart, the tiny book of tiny art expands the aesthetic and conceptual margins for the very small, generating both a humbling and charming experience in viewing art. Artworks range from Relics from ‘Diamonds are Forever and Napoleon d’Or’, a tiny gold figure under a bell jar by Chris Burden to Pointedness, the most minuscule orb set beside the text, “This sphere will be a sharp point when it gets to the far corners of the room in your mind,” by Yoko Ono.

Rugoff, Ralph, At the Threshold of the Visible, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 1997. 84 Pages. 7.2 x 5.6 inches. Hardcover. ISBN: 0916365506. $19.95

Acknowledgements by Sandra Lang; essays by Ralph Rugoff and Susan Stewart.




 

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