Thursday 18 September 2014

Whitechapel Gallery - Performances, talks and workshops at The London Art Book Fair, 26-28 September



labf_sml.jpgThe London Art Book Fair 2014
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September
This free book fair at the Whitechapel Gallery presents the best in international contemporary art publishing. Browse beautiful artists' books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers.
martin_creed.jpgPerformance: Martin Creed Thursday 25 September, 7pm
The opening night features a live set by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed. Treating the audience to a short performance of his catchy, humorous songs, Creed kicks-off a weekend of performances, talks and workshops. More


lana-aabronson.jpgTalk: AA Bronson: In Conversation
Friday 26 September, 7-8.30pm
AA Bronson, artist the founder of the NY Art Book Fair, talks about artists’ books, his life and work. He is joined in conversation by Sam Ashby, founder of the 'zine,Little Joe.
simoncritchley-portrait.jpgTalk: Simon Critchley: In Conversation Sunday 28 September, 4-5.30pm Philosopher Simon Critchley is joined in conversation with artist Gareth Long to discuss fiction, autobiography and the art of memory. Alongside his new fictional work Memory Theatre, Critchley addresses the notion of a hypothetical machine containing the sum of all knowledge.


c&l-.jpgPerformance: Louise Herv√© & Chlo√© Maillet: The Response
Friday 26 September, 5-7pm
In keeping with past works, this perambulatory performance is based on a series of books; the key notion, 'the response', is from American art-historian David Freedberg’s The Power of Images.
bookclub.jpgTalk: Book Club Presents…  Friday 26 September, 3-4pmBookclub is a Toronto-based group who come together to share their interest in collecting curious artists' booksFor this event members Bill ClarkeDave Dyment and Roula Partheniou take part in a show-and-tell of examples from their collections.
antonia_hirsh.jpgTalk: Antonia Hirsch: In Conversation 
Saturday 27 September, 12pm-1.30pm
The artist is joined in conversation by the co-founder of the projectCare of Editions, Gerhard Schultz, to discuss their overlapping interests in the economies of distribution, both in relation to books and music.


book_dissection.jpgWorkshop: Book Dissection: The Art and Craft Behind the Product
Sunday 28 September, 1-2.30pm      
Sam Arthur, co-founder ofNobrow and Flying Eye Booksand designer Emily Sear take participants backwards in the book making process to reveal the craft behind the product.

black_sun.jpgTalk: Black Sun
Sunday 28 September,
1- 2.30pm
 Artist Shezad Dawood, editorGerrie van Noord and designersOliver Knight and Rory McGrathdiscuss the role of the book and its potential to expand upon an artist’s work.

gavinturk.jpgTalk: Gavin Turk:
In Conversation
Sunday 28 September,
2- 3.30pm

Artist Gavin Turk is joined by Whitechapel Gallery directorIwona Blazwick to discuss his work and the preoccupations and forms that occupy his thoughts in the landscape of contemporary art.
shelfie.jpgWin 10 beautiful art books for your collectionTo enter, post a photo of your bookshelf with the hashtag #artbookshelfie on twitter or instagram. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28 September, 6pm. The winner will be selected in a prize draw on Monday 29 September

frieze.jpgFrieze London, The Regent's Park
15-18 October 2014 
Visit Frieze London this October and discover 160 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries working today, and experience the fair's critically acclaimed Projects and Talks. This year, the fair also introduces Live: an inspiring new section dedicated to ambitious performance-based works. Book your tickets now.