Artist's book
The artist's book Plural (2023) contains excerpts from the meeting of nine Maarit Mustonen, which the artist Maarit Mustonen organized in Helsinki in 2016. The text fragments are excerpts from interviews that were made in collaboration with linguists. In the long leporello book, the thoughts and experiences of nine people with the same name come together and mix. The small-sized book can be read by holding it in your hands or fully unfolded. On the reverse side of the text pages runs a marbling pattern made by the artist, the trace of a long, meandering movement.

Plural was published as part of COUPLING, an exhibition by Maarit Mustonen and Vlatka Horvat in June 2023 at PUBLICS, Helsinki.

Offset-printed leporello with a cloth-covered cardboard case
11x17 cm, 56 pages
Interviews by Elina Lasma, 
Emma Perälä and Reita Kööpikkä
English translations by Eve Lahikainen
Graphic design by Pauliina Nykänen
Printed by Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda
Bound by Esko Salonen Master bookbinder
Edition 200 copies
Supported by Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Octopus Programme

Published by Multipöly
ISBN 978-952-65122-1-1

Price 30 euros 

Available at
Multipöly, Helsinki
Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki
PUBLICS, Helsinki
Nide, Helsinki
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Bookshop, Helsinki
Yvon Lambert, Paris

9 copies of Plural in the COUPLING exhibition at PUBLICS (2023)

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