12 – 13 July 2012

 BookMare - Camberwell Space


Exhibition open daily 10.00 – 5.00

Private View Thursday 12th July, 5 – 7.30pm


Camberwell Space

Camberwell College of Arts

45 – 65 Peckham Road

London SE5 8UF | #BookMare | @ccwgradschool


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