Technology and the Evolution of the Artist’s Book


  • Phoenix Gallery 10-14 Waterloo Street Brighton, BN2 9NB United Kingdom
Eunkang Koh, Faces, relief print, 82.5mm x 63.5mm, 2015.

Eunkang Koh, Faces, relief print, 82.5mm x 63.5mm, 2015.

Open Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Curator: Maddy Rosenberg

Gallery Design: Curious Space

An exhibition of boundary-breaking bookwork within a stunning, specially designed space. The exhibition features the work of notable contemporary artists from across the world who work with the book as an art form. For some of these artists, the material and sensory nature of the book is primary; for others, the image and the text carry equal weight. As a whole, the work in this exhibition embodies a fresh, experimental and daring approach to the wide ranging field of artist’s books, and also reveals the surprising and imaginative ways in which artists utilise technologies, old and new, in the process of realising their vision. Curated by Maddy Rosenberg, the director of New York’s CENTRAL BOOKING art space, the work will be brought together within a theatrical display created by Brighton based exhibition designers Curious Space. Visitors will experience a dramatic re-invention of the gallery as a place in which they can encounter the artist’s book in a direct and imaginative way.

Exhibitors include: Book Art Museum (Lodz, Poland), Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Tina Flau, Art Hazelwood, Emma Hill Fine Art, Valerie Huhn, Kahn + Selesnick, Eunkang Koh, Despo Magoni, Max Marek, Heidi Neilson, Geraldine Ondrizek, Marianne R. Petit, Maddy Rosenberg, Susan Rostow, Buzz Spector, Sarah Stengle, and Mary Ting.

Special guests include Liberature (Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer). Liberature is a new literary genre which refers to works in which words, their typographic arrangement, graphic elements and the architecture of the book itself combine into an integral whole.

SOUTH GALLERY EXHIBITION

Stories About Stories

Artists from locally-based groups Fabula, Sussex Book Art Collective and Phoenix Brighton present new work that embodies the rich and diverse world of the artist’s book and the associated fields of illustration, narrative and animation.

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

ARTIST’S BOOKS ROUND TABLE
Saturday, 14 May, 1 - 5 pm, £10, register at www.phoenixbrighton.org
rtist/curator Maddy Rosenberg (who is also Director and Curator of CENTRAL BOOKING, a gallery in New York that specializes in artist’s books) will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss and explore artists’ books through history and their significance within the world of contemporary fine art.

LOCAL COLLECTIVES
Sunday, 15 May, 11 am - 5 pm, free, drop in any time
A celebration of artist's books and related areas, including table top exhibitions, workshops, talks and activities. Presented by members of Fabula, Sussex Book Arts Collective, and Phoenix Brighton, this is a wonderful opportunity to engage with a host of lively creative artists’ networks and to delve further into this fascinating and thriving area of visual art.

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Maddy Rosenberg is an artist, curator and director of CENTRAL BOOKING in New York, a multi-disciplinary art space focusing on artist’s books and their integration into the larger art world through exhibitions on art and science. centralbookingnyc.com Curious Space (Anna Jones & Patrick Burnier) is a design studio based at Phoenix Brighton. It creates unique and inspiring spaces for museums, galleries, public spaces and performance. Curiousspace.com

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Please visit www.phoenixbrighton.org for full details of exhibitions and events.