Views of the exhibition Art in a bookshell: a survey of artists working with and inspired by books [click on the image for a full page slideshow], where I am in great company here, surrounded by artists some of whom actually consider themselves book artists, unlike myself that think of the book in the context of sculpture, photography and publication and thus tend not to locate my practice so much in reference to book arts but in a wider context of studio practice and research. I selected three works for the gallery that explore the aesthetics of self-published newspapers and explore notions of site-specificity, especially in the table assemblage and newspaper Areopagitica (Milton’s nose) which revisit previously published work adapting it to the context of St Paul’s school. Further information on these works can be found in the links:
- Areopagitica (Milton’s Nose): table assemblage here and the new publication Areopagitica (Milton’s Nose) newspaper here
- The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (domestic interior) here
- Flora McCallica (hand printed newspaper) here
Art in a bookshell: a survey of artists working with and inspired by books curated by Emi Avora with works by paula roush, Anne Rook, Rosie Sherwood, Abigail Thomas, Egidija Čiricaitė, Collective Investigations, Justin Coombes, Jane Grisewood, Jane Hyslop, Kaho Kojima, Tania McCormack, Rob McDonald and Christina Mitrentse.