12 – 13 July 2012
Exhibition open daily 10.00 – 5.00
Private View Thursday 12th July, 5 – 7.30pm
Camberwell College of Arts
45 – 65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UF
BookMare at Camberwell Space comprises an exhibition, performance and discussions exploring how artists have used books as concepts and components in their practice, here often causing disquiet.
Packed into two days, the gallery space will be a focus for the engagement artists invest in books. The exhibition will include works from John Latham’s film and book-event archive, Damien Hirst’s commercially produced ‘I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life Everywhere With Everyone, One To One, Always, Forever, Now’ and ‘et in arcadia’ by Helen Chadwick. landscapist (an ‘opening’ event) will be performed at the opening night and includes works by Hiromi Tshua, Finlay Taylor, Susan Johanknecht, Kate Scrivener, Alva McKenzie and Eli Zafran. Mark Harris will be creating a new sculptural work for the space which further explores his book object-defense series. Talks will include Arnaud Desjardin, a leading theorist and publisher of artists’ books, and Les Bicknell, whose practice focuses on the book and a contraption for holding and accessing ideas. Claire Louise Staunton will present Book as Event: Latham’s Language of Form.
BookMare is curated by Susan Johanknecht and Finlay Taylor.
12th July – Ceramics Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts
3.30 the book: revelation and testimony
Les Bicknell, artist
4.00 Library Stack 655
Arnaud Desjardin, artist and writer.
4.30 Book as Event: Latham’s Language of Form
Claire Louise Staunton, curator at Flat-Time House
13th July – Camberwell Space
11:30 Informal Gallery Discussion with Curators
Invited artists include:
landscapist (an ‘opening’ event); John Latham; Arnaud Desjardin; James Keith; Damien Hirst; Helen Chadwick; Kate Scrivener; Les Bicknell; Gefn Press – Cunning Chapters; Pupa Press; George Eksts; Mark Harris; Sean Lynch & Gustavo Montero Grandal; Claire Louise Staunton; Eli Zafran; Alva McKenzie; Hiromi Tsuha; Katharine Meynell; Stephen Bury; Georgios Boudalis; Clippetyclop; William Cobbing; Sigrid Holmwood; Louisa Minkin; Electric Crinolines; Kelly Wellman