Wednesday 12 September 2012

The London Art Book Fair- Whitechapel Gallery

The London Art Book Fair 2012

book-fair_1.jpgMeet artists, authors and receive special
discounts on books from around the world.
Presenting artists’ books, catalogues,
rare publications and zines from over
75 international exhibitors.
book-fair_opening.jpgBe the first to browse the Fair at the special late night opening from 6–9pm on Thursday 20 September, with performance, talks and film screenings.

Events Highlights

Printmaking with Ditto Press

Friday 21 Sept
Use the special Risograph printing technique and then
take home your own
technicolour works of art.

Contemporary Art
Friday 21 Sept
Art critic Louisa Buck with Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick offer a how-to guide to commissioning new works of art.
book-fair_bigideas.jpgBig Ideas: Anne Wagner: Behaving GloballyFriday 21 Sept
Art historian Anne Wagnerconsiders how contemporary artists seek to understand globalised behaviour in our increasingly urbanised world.

Event Highlights

book-fair_veg-press.jpgFamily Workshop: 
Vegetable Press
Saturday 22 Sept
Join designer Ken Kirton to create your very own vegetable printing press. Make inks from beetroot and cabbages and make books to take home.
tom-hunter-small.jpgIn Conversation: Tom HunterSaturday 22 Sept
Artist Tom Hunter and poet
Michael Rosen
 contemplate the changing face of east London through photography and film.

book-fair_edatkins.jpgIn Conversation: Ed Atkins Sunday 23 Sept
Introducing the Gallery’s new Writer in Residence, Ed Atkins, with a film screening and in conversation with film curatorGareth Evans.


Edited by André Lepecki
An anthology exploring the relationship between art and dance.
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book-fair_edition.jpgThe Visitations at ****, 2012 (detail)
Nick Thurston
Limited edition inspired by Laurence Sterne's novel
Tristram Shandy.
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Edited by Ian Farr
A reader tracing the role of memory in aesthetic theory and art.
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