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Elysia Vandenbussche Hosts Signing for Limited Edition Book at Periodicals, Detroit

June 11th, 2024

Cranbrook Academy of Art alumna Elysia Vandenbussche (MFA Ceramics 2021) self-published a 194-page handmade artist book, M04: Virtrine Chair Book. Published in a limited collectors edition of 50, the book is also a collaboration with local creatives and fellow Academy alum, Reed Smith (MFA 2D Design 2023) for the book design.

M04: VITRINE CHAIR features 40 photographs of the Vitrine Chair, alongside creative writing that includes a 38-page interview by Elysia in dialogue with the Vitrine Chair. This approach of experimental writing became a tool for reflection that offers an intimate vignette into a multifaceted art practice that explores the object, materials, relations, time, memory and the self.

M04: VITRINE CHAIR began with a question, “Do I hold the object or does the object hold me?” and ended with a question, leaving gaps for the reader’s thoughts to arise. The book dances on the edges of our desire to transform, evolve, and be held. M04: VITRINE CHAIR is part of Elysia’s manual project, where her concept is to explore the book as an exhibition space through the reader.

A book signing will occur on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8 pm at Periodicals. M04: Virtrine Chair Book will be available for purchase during the book signing event. Copies can also be purchased on the Periodical website, use code M410 for 10% off.


Learn more:

M04: VITRINE CHAIR Book – Periodicals Shop

Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art