Centrefold is a collaborative publication in scrapbook format, produced as a limited edition of no more than 60 copies. Born in 2003 from a curatorial project titled Wooden Hearts, Centrefold is a low-tech cut-and-paste production in which artists may work directly on the page. In each issue artists are invited to treat one to two pages as their own scrapbook, while a writer, curator or artist is normally asked to produce the centrefold of that particular issue. All the pages are then compiled, formatted, and designed, the latter by Reza Aramesh or in collaboration with a guest artist.
Centrefold attempts to record a non-linear history of art through the view of an artist (Aramesh) rather than echo the way in which art is recorded by art historians. It’s a suggestion of other possible ways of representing work and recording history. To date eight scrapbooks have been created, with the title of each decided in response to the works contributed.
Centrefold is held in major public institutions and in private collections, including:
- Zabludowicz Collection
- A Foundation
- Philip Aarons