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NEW Bökship Edition
XALPHABET / 26 Xs by 26 Artists

26 artists, designers and writers have been invited to design an X.
A new X will be released every week between July and December 2011.
The Xs will be exhibited at X Marks the Bökship on the website.
The individual prints will be for sale throughout the project for £15 with sales going towards funding future projects at X Marks the Bökship.
The edition is Xeroxed and is produced at X Marks the Bökship.
Size: A3 (297mm X 420mm) Portrait or Landscape
Colour: Black
Paper: CroXley Heritage Natural 250gsm
Each X is printed in a numbered edition of 26
A Boxette of all 26 Xs will be available at the end of the series.

The first X is by Hansjörg Mayer from his 1969 Last Alphabet series and is released this week – support the Bökship and buy one!


Thursday 21 July, 6.30 – 9pm
Journal Launch and Reading: A Circular, Issue 1, Summer 2011

Edited and designed by Afonso Martins & Pedro Cid Proença

Contributors: Stefan Themerson, Fay Nicolson, Robin Fior, Nathanael West, Mathew Whittington, Will Holder, Maël Fournier-Comte, Xavier Antin


Friday 22 July, 6pm – 8pm

Book Launch: Shadowboxing, Issue Four/ Five

The series of publications edited by the graduating students on the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA as part of Shadowboxing has made visible the processes of discussion, collaboration and production between the artists and curators at different moments between February and July .The dialogue prompted by Giorgio Agamben’s text ‘What is an Apparatus?’ has been central to the development of Shadowboxing.

The contributions in this issue reflect upon the boundaries between private and public spaces, and how these can be tested or made contingent.

Each issue is also available to download from the Shadowboxing website.
For more information please visit


Saturday 23 July, 1pm – 6pm
Book Launch / Lunch: Studio cookbook by Ken Kirton

Studio cookbook is a collection of recipes aimed to inspire social lunches at the workplace. The first edition is a collection from åbäke, Alex Bettler, Front yard company, Goodwin Hartshorn, Jerome Rigaud, Martino Gamper, Mind Design, Sara De Bondt studio and many more.

The book launch will be framed around an afternoon feast open to all. The launch, or rather lunch, will gather previous studio’s and new participants, to realise the form of the cookbook live at the Bökship.  Please join us for some food from 1pm.

Contributing chefs include:
Patrick Lacey (åbäke)
Jerome Rigaud (electronest)
Sarah Gottlieb and Dario Utreras (Household)
Holger Jacobs (mind design)
Sophie Demay (Department 21)
Holly Willats (Art Licks)
Louise, Ken and Jackson (Hato Press)
Patrick Coyle

Written by bökship

July 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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