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Mel Chin: Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing UPDATED

Presented by Menil Collection at Menil Collection, Houston TX

Jun 06 2014
Mel Chin: Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing UPDATED

The Menil Collection presents a lecture and book signing with Mel Chin.

In 2011, Houston-born artist Mel Chin acquired a 25-volume set of Funk & Wagnall’s Universal Standard Encyclopedia (ca. 1953-56). Systematically removing the books’ thousands of photomechanical reproductions, Chin transmuted those reproductions into 528 collages with a 21st century edge.

A new 328-page artist’s book, now called The Funk & Wag From A to Z, contains the collages and 25 poems especially commissioned by Chin and poet / memorist Nick Flynn. All the elements in Chin’s cross-cultural, multidisciplinary

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Friday, June 6 at 7pm

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