Hot off the press this September, with written contributions from Tanya Peixoto, John Bently, Victoria Cooper, Peter Seddon, Josh Hockensmith, Egidija Čiricaitė, Les Bicknell, Anna Juchnowicz, Nick Norton, Rosie Sherwood.
The listings sections detail some of the vast amount of artists’ books activity, education and discussion taking place around the world and include: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; resources for Design, Print & Bind; Print and Papermaking Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies.
Cover design: Tom Sowden. Artists’ pages by: Stephan Erasmus, Gloria Glitzer, Kellie Hindmarch, Sarah Jacobs, Sophie Loss, Hazel Roberts, Tricia Treacy, and Claire Yspol.
Order online at:http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/artists-book-yearbook
We’re busy putting the publication together over the summer, for printing and publication this Autumn, 2017. Pre-order your copy today for £13 including UK postage or £14 international postage.
Extended articles by Lyn Ashby, Jim Butler, Nancy Cambpell, and a feature on the community of the Small Publishers Fair by organiser Helen Mitchell. Artists’ pages by Phyllida Bluemel (UK), Deirdre Pretorius (South Africa), Same Same Press (Leonie Bradley & Catherine Cartwright, UK), and Cathey Webb (UK). Cover, badge, sticker designs by Rebecca Weeks (UK). Subscription for Volume 12 (2 issues) is £10 including worldwide postage. Order online here .
CAB 2017 is a one-day event bringing together artists, writers and publishers from Cardiff and beyond. With a specific focus on promoting artists’ books, visitors will be able to learn more about the work in a relaxing, friendly environment. Building on the Welsh capital’s growing interest in artists’ books – from Yellow Back Books pop-up Art Book Shop to the stunning collections at Cardiff School of Art & Design and Cardiff University – CAB 2017 is the start of something special. CAB 2017 aims to mirror the DIY culture embodied by The Printhaus – Cardiffʼs independent, not-for-profit print workshop and community-minded art space. As well as a host of artist’s book stalls, CAB 2017 will include live performances, comic/zine workshops and an artist’s book surgery with Sarah Bodman. After closing time, visitors are invited to stay on for an evening of drinks, music and excellent company. 10am – 5pm. More information at: https://www.theprinthaus.org
Sarah’s artist’s book Dead Search is in this exhibition selected by Chelsea’s MA Curating and Collections students. Visitors to the show can print out or download a copy of the work.
MA Curating and Collections are happy to present their degree show informed by Hannah Arendt’s influential book The Human Condition, published in 1958. With new commissions from Tim Etchells and Mark Titchner, and contributions by Roy Ascott, Sarah Bodman, Victoria Lomasko, Jorge Martín García & Yukari Sakata and Polit-Sheer-Form Office, RE RE- RE: presents the possibility of an open conversation and aims to establish itself as a platform to explore the infinite potential of collectivity. In the publication that inspired the exhibition, Arendt examined the differentiations between labour, work and action; power, violence and strength; property and wealth. In the ever-growing state of uncertainty and helplessness that governs the current political climate, it seems to have become, again and increasingly, a pertinent theory to look at.
Opening night: Friday 8 September, 6pm – 9pm. Show continues until Thursday 14 September. Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU. More information at: http://chelseamaccshow.com
Bookmarks XV, the fifteenth and final outing of the Bookmarks series runs from 28th September at 10 venues in Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK and USA. The final set has 54 artists and groups who have sent their bookmarks from Australia, Canada, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Sweden the UK and USA. Visit the website to see the venue list and artists’ details: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bkmks15
In 2018 we will be moving to a new office on campus. Help us clear our bookshelves by filling yours up!
We are offering bundles of books:
2 randomly selected back issues of the Artist’s Book Yearbook for a bargain £10!
5 randomly selected back issues of The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books for a bargain £10!
Both bundles are available on the online store.
This exhibition is on tour as part of the ongoing al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition projects. The online Inventory gallery was launched to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street on 5th March 2012, for which project partners around the world held commemorative readings and events. Since then the Inventory has grown as artists’ books created for the project have arrived. The gallery pages show images and information for each of the 260 books completed for the project.
Exhibitions since the launch of the tour include:
The Westminster Reference Library, Westminster, UK; The Powell Library Rotunda, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA; Salt & Cedar Letterpress Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA; The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK; The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California, USA; Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California USA; the Center for Book Arts, New York in association with Alwan for the Arts, Columbia University Libraries Butler Library, International Print Center New, Poets House, New York, USA; Literary & Philosophical Society Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, USA; American University in Cairo, Egypt; Arab – British Centre, London, UK; The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK; Kate Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts at the University Of Southern Maine, USA; The Hague Public Library, The Netherlands; Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; Jaffe Center for Books Arts, Florida Atlantic University, USA; Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, New York, USA; Goddard College, Vermont, USA; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn/Detroit, Michigan, USA; Idaho Center for the Book in partnership with The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University, USA; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; Herron School of Art and Design, The Herron Art Library of IUPUI University library, USA; Keats House and the Iraqi Cultural Centre, London; the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, USA;
Idaho Center for the Book in partnership with The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University; Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 a partnership between George Mason University’s School of Art and George Mason University Libraries, Split This Rock, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, McLean Project for the Arts, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, Busboys and Poets, Georgetown University, Cultural DC, Smithsonian Libraries, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University Student Media and Fourth Estate Newspaper, Rosenberg Library at the City College of San Francisco, USA.