DCA Fine Art and DigitalFusion Announce Carl Jung’s “The Red Book” at the 55th Annual Venice Biennale
For Immediate Release
DigitalFusion Creative Technologies Inc., with DCA Fine Art, is proud to announce the featured inclusion of C. G. Jung’s “The Red Book” in the 55th annual Biennale de Venezia – including examples of the Official Limited Edition ‘Red Book’ prints, newly released by DigitalFusion. The venerable Venice Biennale, including this debut presentation of the “Red Book” prints, is on view to the public from June 1 to November 24, 2013 (with a preview from May 29 to May 31).
Renowned psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, one of the most influential thinkers of the last century, created his 205-page handwritten and illustrated “Red Book” (officially titled Liber Novus) between 1914 and 1930, adding to it sporadically until the very year of his death in 1961. The Jung Foundation (Stiftung der Werke von C. G. Jung) and the psychiatrist’s family had kept it under lock and key until agreeing to allow it on an exhibition tour and permitting it to be published in facsimile, by W. W. Norton & Co., in 2009-2010. DigitalFusion was a key participant in that turn of events, producing master print images from original scans it made in Zürich when the book was released from the family vault. The company has since maintained a close relationship with the Jung family and Foundation, and has received their exclusive authorization to undertake the “Red Book” print initiative. The Foundation, which is providing certification to every impression, will benefit from all sales of the limited-edition prints.
Granted exclusive access to The Red Book, DigitalFusion recorded the original volume utilizing a hyper-accurate sonar-focused photographic scanning process, thus bringing together and building upon the latest and most exacting reproduction technology. The Norton/DigitalFusion facsimile edition attained new levels of precision in matching original subtleties of color, hue, and even page grain. DigitalFusion’s limited-edition fine art prints now exceed even those standards.
Displaying The Red Book itself at the heart of the “Encyclopedic Palace” exhibition in the Venice Biennale’s Central Pavilion, Biennale Curator Massimiliano Gioni will surround the book with 40 of DigitalFusion’s fine-art prints, allowing scrutiny of many of the full-page drawings Jung made based on his dreams. A week-long seminar based on The Red Book, led by Jung historian Sonu Shamdasani, is being planned for Venice in early August.
DigitalFusion, in conjunction with DCA Fine Art, is releasing limited-edition prints of the “Biennale 40” and 37 other images. The DCA team will oversee the strategic launch of these limited-edition prints, contacting galleries and museums about the display and sale of the prints to collectors for the first time. They will also initiate a dialogue with the art world regarding the historical and artistic merit of this very important body of work. The prints will make their American debut in Los Angeles, at the DigitalFusion/DCA “Red Book” Gallery, in July (dates TBA).
Founded in 1999, Los Angeles-based DigitalFusion Creative Technologies, Inc., is a leading innovator in photographic post-production, capture, DF Studio archiving software, and other aspects of digital image-reproduction technology. Renowned for its advances in scanning, lighting, retouching, printing, and archiving, the company offers world-class expertise in the handling and reproduction of original works of art. DigitalFusion is able to recreate historical artifacts and artworks with astounding accuracy, and has spared no effort in reproducing C. G. Jung’s exquisite pages as exactly, and as beautifully, as possible.
DCA Fine Art was established in 2002 by Delia A. Cabral. Based in Los Angeles, it organizes projects and partnerships throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Cabral works as an international art dealer, consultant, marketing advisor, museum designer, and curator, serving as liaison between collectors, artists, markets and audiences both global and local, emerging and established. Since 2008 Cabral has partnered on numerous high-profile projects with veteran art critic, curator and historian Peter Frank, art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor of Fabrik Magazine.