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Nina Katchadourian, ‘Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing)’, 2013, Catharine Clark Gallery
Nina Katchadourian, ‘Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing)’, 2013, Catharine Clark Gallery
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Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing), 2013

Digital C-print
12 × 19 in
30.5 × 48.3 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$3,800
Location
San Francisco
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About the work
Nina Katchadourian
American, b. 1968
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Nina Katchadourian’s choice of materials and medium is often the byproduct of chance or self-imposed rules. Katchadourian says that she’s been “very fond of situations where things go slightly awry,” as well as those “where there are limits and boundaries to what’s possible and how you find your way around these obstacles.” Her portfolio, for example, includes the categories “uninvited collaborations with nature,” “language/translation,” and “confusing animals.” Possibly her most famous projects is “Sorted Books” (1993–), in which Katchadourian rearranges the contents of private and public bookshelves such that the books’ spines read as a consecutive statement. Other series have featured such idiosyncratic subjects as subway maps, mascots of common cleaning products, the sound of popping corn, car alarms, birdcalls, and items available on airplane flights.

Nina Katchadourian, ‘Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing)’, 2013, Catharine Clark Gallery
Nina Katchadourian, ‘Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing)’, 2013, Catharine Clark Gallery
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About the work
Nina Katchadourian
American, b. 1968
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Nina Katchadourian’s choice of materials and medium is often the byproduct of chance or self-imposed rules. Katchadourian says that she’s been “very fond of situations where things go slightly awry,” as well as those “where there are limits and boundaries to what’s possible and how you find your way around these obstacles.” Her portfolio, for example, includes the categories “uninvited collaborations with nature,” “language/translation,” and “confusing animals.” Possibly her most famous projects is “Sorted Books” (1993–), in which Katchadourian rearranges the contents of private and public bookshelves such that the books’ spines read as a consecutive statement. Other series have featured such idiosyncratic subjects as subway maps, mascots of common cleaning products, the sound of popping corn, car alarms, birdcalls, and items available on airplane flights.

Your Medical Mind from "Family Gathering" ("Sorted Books" project, 1993--ongoing), 2013

Digital C-print
12 × 19 in
30.5 × 48.3 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$3,800
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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