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Launch of THE ART OF HUNTING at Cafe Oto

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Tuesday 26 May 8.00pm — 1.00am

Régis Tosetti in collaboration with Donlon Books cordially invites you to the launch of his book “L’Art de la Chasse”(“The Art of Hunting”) published by JRP|Ringier (Zürich) on Tuesday 26 of May at 8.00pm at CAFE OTO.

The book launch will be followed by a slideshow screening and a DJ set by toot!. Accompanying the book will be two posters designed specifically for the launch.

The hunter would have been the first “to tell a story” because he alone was able to read, in the silent, nearly imperceptible tracks left by his prey, a coherent sequence of events. — Carlo Ginzburg

Young Swiss designer Régis Tosetti (born 1982 in Lausanne) presents an enhanced version of his thesis for ECAL (University of art and design, Lausanne), in the form of an artist’s book.

Located somewhere between ethnographic investigation, photo-novel, and initiation epic, “l’Art de la Chasse” (“The Art of Hunting”) overcomes biased standpoints by inviting us to reconsider some fundamental processes related to this practice. Tosetti explores the universe of hunting with an extensive series of photographs produced in collaboration with Yann Gross, and concludes with texts introducing a selection of trophy-pictures written in collaboration with Joël Vacheron.

Available in French only (Foreword translated)
Hardcover, 216 × 286mm
136 pages
Images 66 color, 56 b/w

Price £17

Launch at CAFE OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street
Dalston, London E8 3DL

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May 22, 2009 at 8:24 am

The Erotic Book Club

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Thursday 28th May, 8pm

Reading: Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

For the next meeting of the Erotic Book Club hosted by Robin and Fanny we will be reading Delta of Venus by Anais Nin. This is a collection of short stories. Start reading Artists and Models and if you have time then read the others too.

‘I shall call myself the madam of a house of literary prostitution, the madam for a group of hungry writers who were turning out erotica for sale to a ‘collector’. I was the first to write….’

The collection of short stories that makes up this anthology was written during the 1940s for a private client known simply as ‘Collector’. This ‘Collector’ commissioned Nin, along with other now well-known writers (including Henry Miller), to produce erotic fiction for his private consumption. Despite being told to leave poetic language aside and concentrate on graphic, sexually explicit scenarios, Nin was able to give these stories a literary flourish and a layer of images and ideas beyond the pornographic.

If you would like to order a copy of the book contact Conor at

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May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Launch of The Book of the Film

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Saturday 23 May 2009, 6.30 – 9.00

Launch of The Book of the Film
Edited by Jennifer Bailey

The Book of the Film includes no previously published or exhibited work.

The book is a primary document. It is not a secondary item, like an exhibition catalogue, and likewise the works shown are not substitutes, or documentation of other works.

Seventeen artists were asked to make work specifically for the book.

Featuring work by

Aaron A. Angell
Mark Barker
Sofia Coppola
Julia Crabtree and William Evans
Danielle Dean
Babak Ghazi
Elizabeth Gossling
Katie Guggenheim
Daniel Honan
Katsura Ishikawa
Pernille Leggat Ramfelt
John Mayson
Alexandra Navratil
Rachel Pimm
Patrick Shier
Spectacular Society Corporation
Michael Haworth (essay)

Design by Mathew Whittington

Special Launch Price £10

Price £11

210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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May 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Launch of Vague Paper issue 6

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Thursday 21st May
6.30 – 9.00

Launch of Vague Paper issue 6

‘Smile love, it might never happen’


Vague Paper issue 6

The satire fashion and art magazine Vague Paper launches its sixth
edition, aptly titled ‘Smile love, it might never happen’. Featuring
the work of Cataline Bartolome, Ian J Whitmore, Edith Bergfors, Jordan
Tate, Joanna Paterson, Lisa Holgersson & Philippe Gerlach. To
celebrate we will be holding an opening in association with X marks
the Bökship &  no-one.

Plus a special screening by Victor Bergen-Henegouwen

This event will be at no-one
1 Kingsland Road,
London, E2 8AA

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May 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

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X marks the Bökship is showing a selection of publications at the Nassauischer Kunstverein, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The Chips are Down
By Juliet Blightman

Edited by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams

The Flesh
Issue 2

The Coelacanth Journal
Issue 2: Hysteria

By Andrea Brady

Rehearsing Realities
Published by FormContent

Edited by Michalis Pichler

The Mock
Edited by Francesco Pedragalio

When I say I believe in Women
Edited by Emily Critchley

Control: Meeting of Minds
By Stephen Willats

IRP (Impulsive Random Platform)
Issue 6
Amongst other Things
By Harvey T. Birdman

Tutu Muse
By Marianne Morris

Poems to read on the bus,…
By Kevin Clarke

Mittlere Körnung
Edited by Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez

Off Modern
Issue 1

In Other Words
By Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath

A3 (Last Night I Painted this in my Sleep)
By Daniel Lehan

AA Catalogue
Published by Bedford Press

JAAR 1.3 (Journal of Art and Religion)
Edited by Josh Young

The Coelacanth Journal
Issue 1: The Order of Things

Your Guilt if a Miracle
By Ryan Dobran

Selected Infections
By Waldemar Pranckiewicz

Catalogue for Sarah Mackillop and Sean Edwards

Eyes Monthly
Published by Bad Press

Does the concern for others stem from the concern for the self?
By Adam Burton


Also showing as part of the Alphabets by Artist series: Flag Alphabet by Jacob Dahl Jürgensen. This Alphabet will be showing in the Bokship in London in July 2009.

Thank you to Elke Gruhn and Katharina Klara Jung

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May 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Launch of Issue One of Succulent Legume

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Saturday 16 May 2009 6.30 – 9.00


Issue One of Succulent Legume

Edited by Zoe Darling and Cecilia Bonilla

‘A peanut is not a nut it is a legume’

Succulent Legume is a self published Zine. This is the launch of the first issue called “the insurgent issue”which features various artists mainly from London.  It is based on the premise that a peanut is not a nut it is a legume and it grows underground.

Issue one includes contributions from: Darren Coffield, Zoe Darling, Lam Ryan, John Aziz, Eva Stenram, Lilli Hartman,Cecilia Bonilla, Brian Dawn Chalkley, Kate Lyddon, David Sillars, Steve Micalef, Mark McGowan

Launch price £ 3

210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

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May 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm