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Artists behind bars

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Friday 29 January 2016, 8pm – late
Artists Behind Bars, at The Horse Hospital

Artists behind bars

Kitty Finer presents Artists Behind Bars; a group show, where for one night shift only – the bar is the work of art, the artist is the bartender and the spectator is the punter. X Marks the Bökship, Kitty Finer, Marcia Farquhar, Jane Howard and Tai Shani will be building, installing, hosting and running their own bars. The Horse Hospital will be home to this collection of one night only bars – creating a total installation within the space that is one of central London’s last bastions of independent, experimental and DIY culture

The Bökship cocktail bar ‘Push Bar to Open’ will be propping up the Horse Hospital tonight so come along and do some bar crawling. All money goes to hellraising for the HH.

‘Push Bar to Open’ is a pop-up poor mans champagne and cocktail bar, which started life as a hatch bar in a fire escape beneath the billboard at X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery. At book launches artists are asked to suggest a cocktail to tie in with their book that is served at the event. Head bar tenders are Eleanor Vonne Brown and Daniel James Wilkinson who have been mixing their drinks for years.

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January 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

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Billboard by Mark Pawson

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Why don’t you….? Artists’ billboard by Mark Pawson. December 2015 – January 2016.

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January 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

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Friends with Books, Berlin

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Friday 11– Sunday 13 December 2015
Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

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January 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

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Launch of G.S.O.H./ Saturday 21 November, 4 – 7pm

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Launch of G.S.O.H. The Rest is Dark, The Rest is Dark series by Book Works.
With Clunie Reid, Jennet Thomas, Maija Timonen, and Head Galley

Film, performance and readings by Jennet Thomas, Maija Timonen, and Head Gallery, and a new billboard work by Clunie Reid, for the Bökship’s artists’ billboard project kindly supported by The Elephant Trust.

PROGRAMME:

12 – 7pm 
Screenings of The Unspeakable Freedom Device, Jennet Thomas (2015), 40 minutes. The film will be screened every 40 minutes until 7pm: 12.00, 12.40, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40 etc.

4pm 
Book launch, drinks, BBQ and records played at intervals until 7pm.

5pm  
Readings from Maija Timonen’s The Measure of Reality, by November Channels, a feminist script writing group formed in 2015.

6pm 
A performance by Head Gallery, from Head, by Mo-Leeza Roberts.

The film, The Unspeakable Freedom Device by Jennet Thomas, was commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Book Works and Matt’s Gallery are supported by Arts Council England.

Billboard by Clunie Reid.

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January 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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Workshop and XArchive in Bremen

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Wednesday 4 – 6 November 2015
Workshop with Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch at Hochschule für Künste /  University of the Arts Bremen, Germany
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This 3-day workshop starts with the ideas behind artist books by Ed Ruscha and the many appropriations or homages they have inspired since the 1960s.
You will be introduced to the small photo-conceptual artist books, among them Twenty-six Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirty four Parking Lots and asked to compile your own collection of images or texts and edit them to create an artist book with a typographic cover. The workshop covers concepts of artists’ books, collation, editing, design and typography and printing and production.

You are required to make a single copy of a book that follows on from the idea of a Ruscha
appropriation. Please choose a subject and work through how this can be expanded. Your book must have pages and be bound in some way with a typographical cover.

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January 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

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