Off the s{h}elf

Off the s{h}elf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book
Stockwell Studios, 7 -9 December 2012
Bookworks by: Abigail Thomas, Alice Geirinhas, Alice O’hanlon, Amy Owen, Angela Dimitrakaki, Pam Skelton, and Mare Tralla, Anne Marte Overaa, Anne Nyyssonen, Catarina De Oliveira, Cristina Almeida, Cristina Gozzini, Ditte Ejlerskov, E.J.Major, Elizabeth Shores, Ella De Burca, Emilie Bell, Felicity Allen, Fritz Stolberg, Geoff Routh, Georgina Sleap, Halo Halo, Heather Matthew, Isabel Baraona, Ivo Dias De Sousa, J Brixey Williams, C Brueton, S Kennedy, T U. Schmidt, R Shah, C Younger, J.Rosa G., Jamie Bradbury, Jihee Kim, Joseph Ridgeon, Julie Cook, Katherine Mitchell, Lara Gonzalez, Fugitive Images, Lauren Winsor, Lina Avramidou, Linda S Williams, Lucy Baxandall, Manuela São Simão, Margaret Cooter, Maria Lusitano, Marie Ange Bordas, Marion Denis, May Magee, Michelle Avison, Mireille Ribière, Nicole Mollett, Pam Skelton, paula roush, Pedro Andrade, Penny Stanford, Randy Klein, Rebecca Chamlee, Sally Waterman,Sara Nunes Fernandes & and Lúcia Prancha, Sarah Gillett, Sarah Mccoy, Sílvia Prudêncio, Synodinou Marilena, Teresa Paiva, Trish Scott, Veronica Rowlands, Victor Mota and Welmoet Wartena
Curated by paula roush, teresa paiva & maria lusitano
An exhibition dedicated to various expressions of subjectivity in artists’ publications. It brings together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the self in the artist’s book. The exhibition focus on contemporary publications and includes a wide range of genres, including handmade books, object-books, sculptural books, altered books, installation books, photobooks, photozines, print-on-demand books, zines, serial editions (artists’ magazines) and ebooks.
Emerging topics include: 
Self-portraits as self-analysis/ Archival practices of the self/ Family albums and personal narratives/ Gender and feminist narratives/ Auto-biography and fictional biographies/ Sexualities and space/ Performance of the self/ Travel book and diasporic strategies