Reading with Corazon del Sol


Please join us for a rare and intimate hands-on reading of Eugenia Butler’s enigmatic “Book of Lies.”

Hosted by Corazon del Sol at Booklyn, 7-10pm, March 6th.


Limit 24 persons.

Eugenia P. Butler (1947-2008) was a Los Angeles-based artist who played a formative but often overlooked role in the inception of American Conceptual art. Book of Lies is a collaborative project with works by seventy-six contributing artists. It is curated by Butler’s daughter, Corazon del Sol.

Begun in 1991 and continued until Butler’s death, the project is an examination of how we use “the lie to explore our relationship with the truth.” Butler held three artist dinners, where she asked her guests to consider the questions “What is the lie with which I am most complicit?” and “What is the truth that most feeds my life?” A wide range of artists and poets responded in unique and provocative ways, and a three-volume set of works was created.

Artists: Kim Ables, Lisa Adams, Robert Aitchison, Lita Albuqurque, Lynn Aldrich, Edgar Arceneaux, Eve Aschheim, Rod Baer, Biljana Bakaluca, Rita Barnes, Deanne Belinoff, Mirella Bentivoglio, Eugenia P. Butler, Theresa Chong, James Cobb, Ed Colver, Geoganne Deen, Steve DeGroodt, Corazon del Sol, Chiara Diamantini, Bronislava Dubner, Sally Elesby, Garth Erasmus, Sam Erenberg, George Evans, Meghan Ferrill, Lidia Fiabane, Janet Fitch, Xavier Fumat, Jill Giegerich, Allan Graham (a.k.a. Toadhouse), Gloria Graham, Elizabeth Grier, Marvin Harden, Marcel Hardung, Richard Haxton, Mary Beth Heffernan, Kady Hoffman, Diana Jacobs, Milt Jewell, Joan Jonas, Kim Jones, Seth Kaufman, Stephan Koehler, Rita Kondrup, Adophe Lechtenberg, Penelope Lee, Julia Lohmann, Tom Marioni, Kim McCarty, Michael McMillen, Jim Melchert, Gisella Meo, Gertrude Moser-Wagner, John David O’Brien, Minoru Ohira, John Outterbridge, Beverly Piersol, Maria Porges, Mary Rakow, Peter Reading, Ann Reiniger, Lala Rukh, Rhonda Saboff, Barry Sanders, Melissa Smedley, Eve Sonneman, Arthur Sze, Ilkka Juhani Takalo-Eskola, Matthew Thomas, Jenny Watson, Benji Whalen, Bruce Whiteman, William Wiley, Madam X, Maria Jose Zamora, and Daisy Zamora.


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