The Book Lovers Publication Book Launch at X Marks the Bökship (in Matt's Gallery) with David Maroto ( Associate PHD researcher & alumnus 2013 DAI) & Joanna Zielińska in conversation with Gareth Long and Lindsay Seers.

11.05.15 | tag: London

The Book Lovers
a project about artist novels by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska.This Saturday 16 May 2015, 7pm - 9pm, they are presenting the Artist Novels publication in London, at X Marks the Bökship (in Matt's Gallery). Details below. We'd love to see you then!

Best wishes,
David & Joanna

Artist Novels is devoted to the phenomenon of the artist novel, and whether it can be considered to be a medium in its own right within the visual arts. Visual artists create different strategies to integrate their novels into their practice. Introducing traits that are particular to narrative literature into the visual arts implies the accentuation of some features over others, such as narration, fiction, identification, and the act of reading and its protracted engagement, as well as distribution in public space. An artist’s approach comes fundamentally from the visual arts. The creation of an artist novel doesn’t differ from any other artwork. Both processes feed into each other as they evolve within the same body of works. Thanks to the contributions of a selected group of artists, writers, curators, and scholars this publication strives to demonstrate that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book.

Edited by David Maroto, Joanna Zielińska.

Texts by Roland Barthes, Liam Gillick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tom McCarthy, Ingo Niermann, Seth Price, Seth Siegelaub, et al.;
excerpts from artist novels by Guy de Cointet, Henry Joseph Darger, Yayoi Kusama, Jill Magid, et al.

Artist Novels. The Book Lovers Publication
Published by Sternberg Press and Cricoteka, 2015
Price 25 Euro / £18.50

X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
Mile End
London E3 4RR