© Michal Rovner, Document, 2020. Photo by Pablo Gómez-Ogando

Artist Projects

Michal Rovner


February 26 – May 9, 2020
Ivorypress, Madrid

On 26 February 2020, Ivorypress will present the artist’s book Document, produced in collaboration with Israeli artist Michal Rovner. The book, published in an edition of three plus two artists proofs, comprises print on recycled paper, string and video projections, placed in a glass and metal vitrine. An exhibition, on view from February 26 through May 9, 2020, will accompany the book.

This artist’s book is inscribed within Rovner’s line of investigation, exploring themes such as time, memory and writings. Concepts and mediums are interwoven and synchronised on the delicate surfaces of her works, creating a meaningful visual narrative. Document challenges the reader’s perspective. It is only when the book is examined up close that Rovner’s characteristic typographic individuals in motion appear, only to disappear, indiscernible from a distance. These ‘typographies’ are captured in an eternal, processional loop of movements, repeated with meticulous hypnotic flux.

Rovner’s fascination with time is present in Document through various temporal dimensions: the use of recycled paper, the printing process, the kinetic masses projected on paper. The repeated human movement seems as if history is written and rewritten in an infinite cycle. Between art and archaeology, the book offers us an enigmatic testament seemingly written in a language that has yet to be deciphered. Rovner doesn’t circumscribe her work to any pre-ascribed message, instead she allows the subtext to speak for itself.

For more information, please visit Ivorypress's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Artist Projects — Michal Rovner: Document, Feb 24, 2020