6 to 8pm, 2 February, 2010
AA Bookshop, London
AA Archives Revealed: Highlights from the Collections
Running the gamut from 19th-century student esquisses to international competition entries from the 1980s, this exhibition showcases some of the highlights from the AA’s newly established archives. Outstanding student work, from graduation projects to pantomime scenery, is presented alongside major historical gifts received by the AA. These include designs for the 1951 Festival of Britain and a recently conserved 1.5metre-long elevation of the Houses of Parliament by Sir Charles Barry.
Monday 8 to Friday 19 February
(AA) School of Architecture, London
Associated Events, Friday 12 February
Presentations on the History of the Architectural Association
In conjunction with Archives For London, the presentations will demonstrate the wealth of material available in the AA Archives, and on the current priorities and future plans for cataloguing and making material accessible.
L’exposition Vinylréunit la collection de disques 33 tours du collectionneur, commissaire d’exposition indépendant et éditeur belge, Guy Schraenen.
Depuis plus de trente ans, ce passionné des multiples d’artistes (objets, catalogues, livres d’artistes, revues) a rassemblé, parmi d’autres, une collection spécifique autour du son, de plus de 1000 objets comprenant des disques vinyle (presque 800), mais aussi des bandes magnétiques, des cdroms, des revues spécialisées, des ouvrages de référence, des catalogues et des œuvres .
L’exposition présente dans leurs composantes acoustiques et visuelles, des disques 33 tours d’artistes plasticiens, qui reflètent la variété des expérimentations sur le langage et le son à partir des années 1920 et pendant tout le XXè siècle.
Vinyl, an exhibition of records and covers compiled by the British collector, publisher and curator Guy Schraenen. For more than 30 years, Guy Schraenen’s fascination with artists’ multiples (objects, catalogues, books, magazines) has led him to amass a unique and highly specialised collection on the theme of sound. Vinyl shows LPs from an acoustic and visual angle to illustrate how artists from the 1920s and throughout the twentieth century have experimented with language and sound. The exhibition presents close to 800 albums alongside tapes, CDs, specialist magazines, reference books, catalogues and artworks.
19 février – 16 mai 2010
La maison rouge, Paris
IF A THEN B is a Berlin-based international group of writers, journalists, artists, designers and researchers who got together by collaborating on mutual projects and who all started finding that translation was less of an idea than a practice they were engaging in every day.
IF A THEN B website / IF A THEN B notes on translation / graphic design by Vaguely Contemporary
Bibimbop is a traditional Korean dish that is appreciated around the world, served in a bowl of various sautéed and seasoned vegetables, mixed with rice, and topped with a distinct spicy sauce. The different flavors of individual ingredients, when complemented with the strong binding taste of the sauce, are transformed into a dish that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The exhibition features twelve Korean artists currently based in the United States, working in various forms such as illustration, industrial design, graphic design, and fashion design. Living far from one’s cultural roots is the common denominator of these individuals — each work demonstrates the artist’s unique point of view formed through the process of redefining themselves in a new environment.
From Feb 1st to Feb 6th 2010
Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
Living Clay: F.R. David
The final bi-monthly reading event about art writing as a meeting place for deduction, disagreement and debate. This event is co-hosted by Maria Fusco with Will Holder, Editor, F.R.DAVID, a journal which focuses on the status of writing in contemporary art, as a mode that exists alongside or in service of the visual.
Thursday 11 February, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London
« Insert » est un anglicisme dont l’usage de plus en plus fréquent a eu raison de nous ; mais il a l’avantage de désigner en un seul mot deux types d’interventions pratiquées par les artistes dans la presse écrite depuis les années soixante : l’encart (papillon, feuillet ou livret indépendant, volant ou agrafé en page centrale mais pouvant être désolidarisé du « porteur »), et l’insertion (ajout d’un élément supplémentaire, encadré ou pleine page, dans un contenu éditorial). Dans les deux cas il s’agit généralement d’un espace publicitaire acheté dans un journal ou une revue (ou offert par eux), utilisé par l’artiste comme un support et un lieu alternatif de son art. L’exposition « Inserts » au Cabinet du livre d’artiste présente en effet des encarts et des insertions d’artistes dans des publications périodiques . . .
Mais la force du mot « insert » vient de son champ sémantique qui, dénotations et connotations confondues, renvoie à ce qui est devenu la hantise des artistes modernes : la réinsertion de l’art dans l’environnement quotidien de l’homme. Réaliser un « insert », c’est introduire l’art dans la vie quotidienne comme on glisse une feuille dans un quotidien, c’est l’immiscer dans l’environnement ambiant comme on incruste un encadré dans la page d’un hebdomadaire, c’est implanter l’art (encore un synonyme d’« insérer » !) dans la périodicité d’un temps ordinaire . . .
jusqu’au 16 mars 2010
Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Université Rennes 2
Part 1 (2008) explores ideas that lead to real works that function, challenge, interrupt and suggest new possibilities within applied communications and art.
Part 2 (2009) explores opinions, believes, and questions the importance of personal taste, likes and dislikes.
The collection of the publisher and graphic designer, Christoph Keller, initiator of the ‘Kiosk’ project, currently holds over 6000 publications (including artists’ books, catalogues, periodicals, videos and audio recordings) from diverse project partners.
The publications trace the economic strategies of publishers, editors and artists who define the objectives and direction of successful trends in graphic design and fashion today.
The exhibition celebrates the acquisition of the collection in 2007 and the subsequent handing over of the project to the Art Library where it will be continued until 2010.
(picture: Kiosk, Modes of Multiplication – the book)
until February 28, 2010
Kunstbibliothek (Art Library), Berlin
Scattered Light is a participatory poster project and attendant photo exhibition by ASDF, commissioned by ROLU.
Rolu asked ASDF, the art collaboration of Mylinh Trieu Nguyen and David Horvitz, to develop a project that would attempt to reacquaint the viewer to his/her surrounding environment and introduce another way of seeing and interpreting the things around them.
ASDF designed six posters. One poster will be released a month.
Each poster has a photo by David Horvitz on one side and a text on the other. Together, the photo and text present various themes relating to the concept of space/place/surroundings.
Each poster release serves as an open call for photographic responses. The response should be based on the poster’s text and image, along with an “Assignment”. The “Assignment” is announced with the poster release / open call. These open calls are open to everyone who wishes to participate . . .
Dexter Sinister presents Only an Attitude of Orientation, five events on five consecutive days in conjunction with the current exhibition An Invitation to An Infiltration. The events will be held in various Vancouver venues one per day over the course of five days from Tuesday january 26 through saturday january 30. The details of each event will be announced the night before via the Contemporary Art Gallery website.
Such an attitude is marked by both a rejection of absolute truths, and faith in verifiable facts. This is staunch empiricist thinking, founded on the notion that “beliefs” are, practically, “rules for action” and that we only need to perceive the potential function and/or outcome of such a thought’s meaning in order to determine its significance . . .
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Paying a Visit to Mary, organized by curator Maxine Kopsa, refers to a line from Tell Me, a 1979 play about language by French artist Guy de Cointet that questions how reality is perceived and interpreted.
Like the play, the exhibition explores language as it relates to personal narrative and contemporary storytelling. Constructed as a “call and response” between different voices represented by a group of carefully selected contemporary artists, Paying a Visit to Mary tells a romantic, conceptual, and highly specific story of our time and our present human condition. The exhibition is seen as a conversation amongst both the artists and the audience with whom their work engages.
Paying a Visit to Mary is comprised of approximately twenty works by both emerging and more established artists, including Marc Camille Chaimowicz ; Guy de Cointet and Robert Wilhite ; Paul Elliman ; Melissa Gordon ; Gary Hill ; Experimental Jetset ; Jonas Ohlsson ; Willem Oorebeek ; Dexter Sinister ; Guido van der Werve and Emily Wardill .
from January 31 to June 6, 2010
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Portable bookshop Asterisk* is mainly a Estonian based platform for young graphic designers, illustrators and printmakers, providing them an opportunity to distribute and sell their publications and to find more recognition for their work as well as to further peoples perception of graphic design and it’s forms in Estonia.
In addition to the bookshop, this Asterisk* will feature Estonian Academy of Arts graphic design students present their investigations of a subjectively destroyed and reconstructed book. All works were made during a workshop with Jonas Wandeler and Elisabeth Klement.
Asterisk* #5 will take place in Tallinn 23rd of January in the gallery of the soon to be demolished Estonian Academy of Arts Gallery and will feature publications from designers from Estonia, but also from abroad.
The portable bookshop Asterisk* is organized by the graphic designers Laura Pappa and Elisabeth Klement.
THE KIOSK showcases the work that was created within the scope of the Typographic Voice minor, which ran through the months of september to december 2009 at the ArtEZ Academy of Arts Arnhem. This minor focused on the changing role of the designer, transitioning from maker to author, and assessed the affects current technology has on stable and unstable media, language and communication. Students were encouraged to interact during all phases of the project by ‘open sourcing’ their creative process on the Typographic Voice Blog.
The design of the exhibition was based on this conflict of language, form and medium. It is an attempt to take concepts that are native to the virtual domain and translate them directly to the projectspace of Onomatopee, displaying the work in such a way existing relationships between pieces become visible. This relational context should result in a visual interaction between the work.
Every student was asked to select a maximum of three pieces to showcase at the exhibition. These pieces were hence provided with a descriptive text and tagged with several keywords the student defined himself. These keywords (or ‘tags’, as known on the internet) vary from formal characteristics as ‘black & white’ or ‘catalogus’ to more abstract concepts like individuality and language. The extent to which these keywords match ultimately determined the position of each piece in the project space. This results in a spatial distribution of work where physical distance actually resembles the substantive relationship between the typographic pieces.
Visitors of the exhibtion can navigate the space by use of the handouts provided at the entrance. Twelve piles correspond to the 12 most popular keywords used to describe the exhibited pieces. Every handout displays all pieces tagged with the respective keyword, and provides for each a description and information on where it is to be found. The visitor’s selection of handouts then determines how he or she explores the work exhibited at the Kiosk.
During his ISP residency at OCA, AA Bronson presents a lecture, a workshop and a project focusing on DIY publishing, FILE magazine and queer zines.
Project: QUEER ZINES
Opening Wednesday 27 January 2010
QUEER ZINES presents a survey of serial, independent publications with a queer sensibility, spanning from the early 1970s to today, from Straight to Hell, Boyd McDonald’s ground-breaking, filthy, oft-times political, sex zine of the 1970s, to BUTT Magazine, the Dutch mainstream super-zine still circulating today. Among these seminal publications, the project includes an explosion of punk zines, perhaps best epitomized by the mythic JDs – zines that crossed the traditional boundaries of race, class, gender; cheaply produced and largely distributed by mail. Their formal dynamism, mixed media and radical politics find a striking analogue in contemporaneous queer theory.
Lecture: AA Bronson: My Life in Books
Wednesday 27 January 2010
AA Bronson will present images and reflections on his life in art as seen through publications, beginning with the underground newspapers of the 1960s, and continuing with his involvement with artists’ books and periodicals from the early 1970s to the present.
Workshop: Queer Zines, Queer Strategies
Friday 29 January 2010
AA Bronson will lead a discussion about self-publishing and the fanzine, considering the history of General Idea, FILE magazine, the phenomenon of queer zines, and today’s technologies of YouTube and on-demand publishing.
Friday January 22, 8pm
Section 7 Books | castillo/corrales, Paris