Autobiography by Micah Lexier is apparently just a blank pages book, but it is not. Each page is pierced, and at the back is printed the same colophon. That's because you can rip off every page of it and fix it everywhere. Micah Lexier identifies the holes as one of the main themes of his practice.
is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume is dedicated to an artist, who is free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports. Belonging to a series, each book has the same size and maximum amount of pages (64). The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes - Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli
(artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), and Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).
Micah Lexier (born 1960) is a Toronto-based conceptual
artist and curator. His work embraces notions of identity and its representation through a variety of media including sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking and installations. Lexier's work has been shown at institutions such as Printed Matter (2007), the National Gallery of Canada Library (2004), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (1998), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (1993).