A Weekly Planner & Artist Book Celebrating Frankenstein's Bicentennial
THE CHARMS of FRANKENSTEIN
27.9.18 - 4.11.18
Jewish Museum London
Munken paper 100 gr
Size 17.6 × 11 cm
7 × 4.3 in.
Rubber band lock
Limited edition of 2018
signed & numbered copies
2018 is a limited-edition weekly year planner and an artist’s book by the artist Maya Attoun, which celebrates the bicentennial of Frankenstein.
The planner is divided into 12 months, 57 weeks, and includes 80 double spreads, all entirely drawn by pencil. Each month is framed within a different visual and conceptual context and follows the timeline of 2018, with the exception of November that goes back to 1818 – the eve of the creature’s birth.
Inspired by Mary Shelley, the story, and the circumstances in which it was written, the drawings build a reservoir of knowledge and information that ranges from everyday photos that the artist posted on Instagram to climate models, anatomical illustrations, graphs, measuring devices, and various instructions for use.
2018 infuses the mundane with a touch of horror, inviting you to interact with Attoun's mesmerizing drawings while leaving your own mark.