Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Whitechapel Gallery - London Art Book Fair 2015

The London Art Book Fair

10 - 13 Sept 2015

Free and open to the public, the London Art Book Fair presents the best in international arts publishing, showcasing artists’ books, catalogues, zines, rare publications and brand new releases.  Throughout the weekend there is an exciting programme of talks, workshops and book signings. Book now
Art Review Live:
Battle of the Books

11 Sept, 4.30pm | Free

ArtReview presents The Battle of the Books: the quest to find the best art book. Artists, writers and curators present the case for their favourite choice, with the ultimate decision coming down to a public vote.
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Fiona Banner: Heart of Darkness
12 Sept, 4pm | £9.50/7.50 concs.

The artist screens her short film Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead (2014), with an in-conversation exploring the process of making the work, the influence of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and her newly published edition of the book.
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The Curator's Handbook
13 Sept, 2pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Curator Adrian George leads a conversation exploring all aspects of curating, whether at the professional, amateur or student level. From the history of the profession to the practicalities of the contemporary role, this talk covers it all.
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Book Blast: the Digital Archive of Artists's Publishing
13 Sept, 5pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Speakers including Arnaud Desjardain, Gustavo Grandal Montero, Karen Di Franco and Ami Clarke join in a discussion prompted by Banner Repeater’s Archive of Artists' Publishing, a digital online Archive of artist's publishing.
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New Scandinavian Photography
12 Sept, 2:30pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Prompted by the Scandinavian focus of this year’s Book Fair, this discussion with artists from the region explores their photographic practices.
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The White Review Live
12 Sept, 5pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

As part of the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, The White Review presents an afternoon of readings around its recently published fourteenth issue, featuring the novelistRachel Cusk and other contributors.
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What's so special about art school?
13 Sept, 3pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Join Michael Craig-Martin and guests for a conversation reflecting on the changing nature nature of arts education in recent decades, its impact on artists’ practices, and what its future may hold.
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Workshops and Performances
Performance as Publishing: Rhythm as Thought
Sat 11  and Sun 12 Sept, 3-5 pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Rhythm of Thought is a programme of artists performances. Taking Gertrude Stein’s reading of her poem If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso as a starting point to consider the rhythm of language.
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Nous Vous: Between this & that
12 Sept, 4pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Led by Nous Vous, this exciting workshop is an exercise in transforming images. Participants swap and share pictures, transforming them into a small publication that they can take home.
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Hato Press
Children's Workshop
13 Sept, 2pm | Free

Focussing on learning through play, this fun and practical workshop for children led by Hato Press explores printing the ABCs using vegetables and fruit.
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