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Blue Star Contemporary will present "The Veterans Book Project," a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of contributors who have shared their personal experiences with the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The printed books provide a place or “container” that slows down and materializes the great quantity of ephemeral image files that live on veterans’ hard drives and in their heads. Each book re-deploys volatile images with the aim of rearticulating and refashioning memories. Each book stands as an independent capsule that is also in concert with the larger collection.

"The Veterans Book Project" will be shared with BSC audiences in a reading room setting in BSC’s Art Learning Lab, a space for thoughtful contemplation and dialogue. Artist Monica Haller works with veterans who share mobile phone images, emails, journal entries and other personal effects that capture the war experience at its core. Featured in the books are visual stories of soldiers, family members, and individuals affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first edition of the Veterans Book Project printed in 2009 and has since been exhibited internationally with presentations in Europe and The United States.

The exhibition will be on display through September 25.

Blue Star Contemporary will present "The Veterans Book Project," a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of contributors who have shared their personal experiences with the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The printed books provide a place or “container” that slows down and materializes the great quantity of ephemeral image files that live on veterans’ hard drives and in their heads. Each book re-deploys volatile images with the aim of rearticulating and refashioning memories. Each book stands as an independent capsule that is also in concert with the larger collection.

"The Veterans Book Project" will be shared with BSC audiences in a reading room setting in BSC’s Art Learning Lab, a space for thoughtful contemplation and dialogue. Artist Monica Haller works with veterans who share mobile phone images, emails, journal entries and other personal effects that capture the war experience at its core. Featured in the books are visual stories of soldiers, family members, and individuals affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first edition of the Veterans Book Project printed in 2009 and has since been exhibited internationally with presentations in Europe and The United States.

The exhibition will be on display through September 25.

Blue Star Contemporary will present "The Veterans Book Project," a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of contributors who have shared their personal experiences with the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The printed books provide a place or “container” that slows down and materializes the great quantity of ephemeral image files that live on veterans’ hard drives and in their heads. Each book re-deploys volatile images with the aim of rearticulating and refashioning memories. Each book stands as an independent capsule that is also in concert with the larger collection.

"The Veterans Book Project" will be shared with BSC audiences in a reading room setting in BSC’s Art Learning Lab, a space for thoughtful contemplation and dialogue. Artist Monica Haller works with veterans who share mobile phone images, emails, journal entries and other personal effects that capture the war experience at its core. Featured in the books are visual stories of soldiers, family members, and individuals affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first edition of the Veterans Book Project printed in 2009 and has since been exhibited internationally with presentations in Europe and The United States.

The exhibition will be on display through September 25.

WHEN

WHERE

Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX 78204
https://bluestarcontemporary.org/

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