Item #758 Random Sample, N=42. Arnold Rockman.

Random Sample, N=42

Exhibition catalog of "randomly selected and randomly displayed contemporary artifacts" organized by Arnold Rockman at the Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver BC, February 6-22, 1968. The catalog consists of an introduction, letters, notes, and images, all of which contain (printed) edits, notes and corrections. Rockman was a sociology professor interested playing with categories of objects and spaces to disrupt aesthetic expectations and cause cognitive dissonance, and in this exhibit explored questions such as: Is junk displayed in an art gallery junk or art? And does the art gallery become a junk yard? The exhibition ran concurrently with Iain Baxter's famous "Piles" exhibit during the Eighth Festival of Contemporary Arts at the UBC, and the two exhibits shared a poster. Item #758.

Condition: Very Good, 1/8" stain to front cover; soft creasing to top right corner; slight reader's crease to cover along brads.

Exhibition Catalog
Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia
8.5" x 11"
56 pages
Brad Bound
Vancouver, BC: 1968

Price: $200.00

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