MCAD staff and faculty member Karen Wirth’s book installation Great Debates is included in the juried exhibition Print, Produce, Publish.
Great Debates uses groupings of found books whose titles imply conversations between notable historical or contemporary figures. Each set pairs two debaters on different sides of an issue. The titles express their points of view. For example, the debate between Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man, and John Howard Griffin, author of Black Like Me, is expressed through book titles The Black Book of Secrets, Breaking Barriers, White Guys, and Mirror Image. Other debates in the series are between Salah al Din, sultan of Egypt who ousted the Crusaders and Avishai Margalit, Israeli founder of Peace Now; Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and Bristol Palin, teen mother; and Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day and Fred Singer, global warming skeptic funded by Exxon.
Print, Produce, Publish
On view through March 9, 2014
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah