The Modern Language Experiment @ The Mews Project @ 3 pm
TMLE will be showing the dummies for the future books What is an art book? Volume 2 and What is an art book? Volume 3
Conceived initially as a part of the London based collaborative event by the Mews Project Space ‘Artists books Weekend’ “What is an Art Book?” is an investigation in to the politics of artists books, its mode of production and its recent resurgence in the art world.
An Art Book today can be seen to occupy various different positions including that of a piece of theory, a catalogue, a printed exhibition, a piece of art in itself, a supplement to a pre-existing piece. It can be a proposal for the future or an examination of the present or what has passed. “What is an Art Book?” will be an investigation of what an Art Book is in terms of material, conceptual, industrial and political concerns. Over 50 artists, writers, curators, and other practitioners are invited to respond to the title of the project by contributing their interpretation of what an Art book means to them and their practice.
Each contributor can propose text, drawings, photographs, sculpture, performance, audio recordings, video or any other concept/theory as long as it can ultimately be realised in A4 paper format and in black and white.
@ The Mews Project Out and About @ All WKD
Andreas Schmidt PBS
A personal book shopper, also known as a PBS in some circles, is the liaison between you and your bookshelf.
Your new art books, fresh from The London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, await you. For the duration of the fair, artist Andreas Schmidt will offer four busy trans-atlantic book collectors one hour each to browse the tables with him via Skype. Save time, hotel and travel costs, avoid jet-lag and enrich your collection for only $200 per session. Spend some fun time with Schmidt as he walks you around the fair via Skype or direct him to specific tables at the fair and talk to other participating artists and publishers. Browse the latest artist books via the comfort of your screen and enrich your collection without the usual hassle. You will walk away not only with great finds, but you will also receive a personalized, signed certificate by the artist.
The full hourly fee and a book purchasing fund is to be paid via PayPal in advance.
For more information please email the artist:firstname.lastname@example.org
@ The Mews Project @ continues…
12am – 6 pm
@ British Red Cross Bookshop, Palmers Green @ 11am-4pm
Wotadot books will be on display at the British Red Cross Bookshop in Palmers Green, North London, from 12 to 15 of September 2013.