Floating Museum / Founders Bookends
Floating Museum / Founders Bookends
Floating Museum / Founders Bookends
Floating Museum / Founders Bookends
Floating Museum / Founders Bookends
Floating Museum / Founders Bookends

Floating Museum / Founders Bookends

$ 135.00

For Open Editions, Floating Museum designed two 3D-printed bookends to commemorate Cultural Transit Assembly, their 2019 monumental scale installations throughout Chicago along the green line.

The Founders Bookends celebrate a Potawatomi woman, Kitihawa, and her husband, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, who founded the first non-indigenous settlement that later became Chicago. The bookends are a scaled down version of two of the four faces in “Founders” which is a 25 foot tall, 35 foot wide inflatable mobile monument, a collaboration between Floating Museum, Chris Pappan and Monica Rickert-Bolter. Founders will pop up on once a week on Wednesdays (July 2019 - September 2019) in community sites adjacent to the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line and make a special appearance at Expo Chicago. The sculpture is part of a series by Floating Museum highlighting historical figures that elevate the stories of indigenous people and people of color, honoring the often-overlooked roles they’ve had in shaping our contemporary world.
The 3D printed bookends are made from digitally scanned portraits of Monica Rickert-Bolter, a Potawatomi visual artist, and Etzer Cantave, the president of the DuSable Heritage Association. 

 

Each set contains two bookends, each measuring about 5"W x 3.5"D x 6.5"H. Bookends are 3d printed PLA filament (plastic) with a steel base that cantilevers under the weight of the first few books. Presented in a custom cardboard box with an insert card about the artists and the project. 

Made to order, ships in about two weeks, but if you have a specific event or deadline just let us know and we will try to meet it. Contact info@open-editions.com for special requests.

Floating Museum is an arts collective that creates new models exploring relationships between art, community, architecture, and public institutions. Using site-responsive art, design, and programming they explore the potential in these relationships, considering the infrastructure, history, and aesthetics of a space. Floating Museum is co-directed by Avery R Young, Andrew Schachman, Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford.