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LAUNCH OF THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 11, Thursday 14 August 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Thursday 14 August 2014, 7 – 9pm

We are happy to announce the launch of The White Review No. 11 at X Marks the Bökship, on Thursday 14 August. There will be readings and/or a performance – stay tuned for more details.

The White Review No. 11 features interviews with artist PHILIPPE PARRENO, novelist PIERRE GUYOTAT and poet ALICE OSWALD. We’re excited to be publishing new fiction by Argentinian author POLA OLOIXARAC, the extraordinary EVAN LAVENDER-SMITH, and RUBY COWLING, winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2014. Essays are provided by McKENZIE WARK, on the science of climate change, ALEXANDER CHRISTIE-MILLER, on the falconers of the Black Sea, and BASIA LEWANDOWSKA CUMMINGS on a new style of cinema; the featured poets are SOPHIE COLLINS, ROB HALPERN and GËZIM HAJDARI (translated from Italian).

There is a focus in this issue on photography, film and (in the case of Parreno’s work) exposure to light, and we are pleased to welcome the artists SARAH JONES and VICTORIA JENKINS into its pages. NATASHA COX provides the cover. With the editors having retired from writing editorials, a foreword is this time provided by ADAM THIRLWELL.

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July 31, 2014 at 8:32 am

Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard, Saturday 21 June 2014, 7-9pm

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Patrick Goddard


Saturday 21 June 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of Operation Paperclip by Patrick Goddard

The first trailer event for REVOLVER II is the book launch of Operation Paperclip is the debut graphic novel by artist Patrick Goddard, a self published black comedy about identity politics, free will and anarcho-individualism. The novel will be launched with a commissioned text by Naomi Pearce and a debut of a new performance work by Goddard.


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June 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

X, A Kiss Goodbye Closing Party, Saturday 19 April 2014, 6pm – END

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From 6pm, XALPHABET, preview of all of the 26 Xs by 26 artists

Xavier Antin, Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Rachel Cattle, Arnaud Desjardin, Roisin Dunne, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Christian Flamm, Marit Muenzberg, Rebecca Jagoe, Thomas Jeppe, Fraser Muggeridge, Hansjörg Mayer, Sara MacKillop, Ciara Phillips, Harsh Patel, Laure Prouvost, Michalis Pichler, Giles Round, Benjamin Sommalder, Giorgio Sadotti, Nick Thurston, Daniel James Wilkinson, Eva Weinmayr, Lucy Woodhouse, Rahel Zoller.

6pm, Easter X Hunt and Gin and Tonics

6.30pm, Launch of 3 books by Hato Press
Parts Manual 2014, James Capper
In the Garden, Emily Rand
AHA, Molly Kyhl

7pm, Launch of Notes on a Team Building Exercise by Jane Cheadle, Anna Pickering, Michaela Nettell, Lucy Parker, Jenna Collins

7.15pm, Launch
 of whipping jumpy squirts by Mark Pawson

7.30pm, Launch of Drawings by Roland Brauchli

7.45pm, Launch of Mona Lisa to Marge: How the World’s Greatest Artworks Entered Popular Culture by Francesca Bonazzoli and Michele Robecchi, Published by Prestal

8.00pm, Launch of Argos Catalogue, 1976, A project by Sara MacKillop for the Everyday Press.

8.15pm SONNET(S) & OTHER SONNET(S) by Michalis Pichler

8.30pm, Reading by Bökship Writer in Residence Rebecca Jagoe

8.45pm, Launch of…Or maybe it’s the same for everyone, a platform for artists’ short fiction and experimental writing. Published by Parvillionary Press

9pm Music and dancing
Jen (Das Hund DJ set)
Keef Winter(Not Squares)

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April 17, 2014 at 6:24 am

Launch of E.R.O.S: MAN / Friday 18th April 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Friday 18th April 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of E.R.O.S: MAN

Join us on Good Friday to celebrate the publication of MAN, the fifth issue of E.R.O.S.

Readings by Jamie Sutcliffe and Sami Jalili

John Baldessari
Sami Jalili
Federico Campagna
Emma Jones
Mark Fisher
Sharon Kivland
Ed Atkins
Patrick Staff
Andrew Calimach
Saul Newman
Simon Critchley
AA Bronson
Jamie Sutcliffe
Dan Walwin
Luke Burton
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
Richard Wentworth

X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9NQ

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Join EROS on the 26th April for an evening of readings and performances at Senate House Library, from 6.00-7.30pm.
The event is convened by Sami Jalili and Sharon Kivland, with Mura Ghosh.

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April 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

Original Risographies

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April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Launch of Flat White Wall Machine / Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30

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Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 – 8.30
Flat White Wall Machine
Published by Fictional Address

Launch of new publication by MA Fine Art Kingston University students, produced at the Bökship.




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March 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Launch of The Junk Ships on Alibaba by Joanne McNeil / Friday 28 February 2014, 7 – 9 pm

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AND Publishing would like to invite you to the launch and reading of The Junk Ships on Alibaba, the third addition to the Piracy Papers series. We will be joined by the author, Joanne McNeil from New York. The Piracy Papers are a series of printed pamphlets with material previously published on the internet, as well as personal correspondence or essays that have been written specifically for us in connection with our research around books, authorship and how we relate to the work of others.

*The Junk Ships on Alibaba* is a short story by Joanne McNeil, describing a series of encounters with different types of counterfeit cultures around the world and their interaction with digital technologies.


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February 25, 2014 at 12:24 am

Launch of The Foreigners Stand Still / Friday 21 February 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Friday 21 February 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Launch of The Foreigners Stand Still
By Seb Patane
Published by NERO

The catalogue has been published in conjunction with Patane’s exhibition The Foreigners Stand Still, in 2013 at Fondazione Giuliani in Rome and curated by the Foundation’s Director Adrienne Drake. This book could be contemplated as a kind of narrative in which each chapter corresponds to a specific artwork. Through a collage of images and texts, the artist creates a constellation of personal, historical and actual events, sometimes invented, which inspired every work.

Texts: Niccolò Ammaniti, W. Holt-White, Seb Patane, Susan Janet and Steven Bailey, Paul Giovanni, Patrick Leagas, CCCP Fedeli alla linea

Editor: Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti
Design: Francesco de Figueiredo
Published by NERO
ISBN: 978-88-97503-29-3
Format: 14,5 x 22 cm
Pages: 132
Language: Eng / Ita
Edition of
1000 copies
Year: 2013
Published in conjunction with the Seb Patane’s exhibition The Foreigners Stand Still, Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea of Rome, 20 April – 19 July 2013, curated by Adrienne Drake

Special Launch Price £10

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February 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Clever Men’s Art

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Clever Mens Art

Saturday 15 February 2014, 3 – 5pm * afternoon launch

a publication edited by Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler 
with: Pawel Althammer, Francis Alys, Stuart Bailey, Urs Bechdel, Jerome Bel, Christoph Büchel, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Chris Evans, Harrell Fletcher, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tue Greenfort Jens Haaning, David Hammons, Will Holder, Rafael Horzon, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, San Keller, Martin Kippenberger, Ragnar Kjartansson, Peter Liversidge, Renzo Martens, Roman Ondak, Rene Pollesch, Joe Scanlan, Gregor Schneider, Tino Sehgal, Jamie Shovlin, David Shrigley, Florian Slotawa, Elaine Sturtevant, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Franz West

Rosalie & Maria will also show holiday snapshots of

a public holiday for female artists, funded the city of Munich
with: Kathrin Böhm, Anna McCarthy, Manuela Gernedel, Florence Jung, Simone Koller, Laure Prouvost, Romy Rüegger, Margit Säde Lehni, Rebecca Stephany, Pilvi Takala, Triin Tamm, Deniz Unal, Eva Weinmayr, Felica van Zweigbergk

Clever Men’s Art is a googled collection of artist statements, reviews and portraits.
Clever Men’s Art is a response to the fact that the art world gladly incorporates feminism, immaterial labour, care work, unprofessionalism, anti-hierarchical structures, institutional critique and everyday aesthetics as long as they are authored by men.

Clever Men’s Art Clever Men’s Art exposes the art world’s mechanism of endorsement as empty, ridiculous, repetitive, megalomaniac and boring phrases: A system of mutual self-validation in which a harmless and anticipated criticality is the token exchanged.

Clever Men’s Art is a joke about Clever Men’s Art.

Clever Men’s Art is edited by Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler.

Rosalie Schweiker is one of the most productive exhibition makers in the world. He has been co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery since 2006.

Maria Guggenbichler founded Kunst-Werke (KW) Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin in 1991 at the young age of 24. Since January 2010 he has been director at P.S.1, MoMA’s center for contemporary art.


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February 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Optics of Writing: doing [the thing] not describing [it] / Friday 7 February 2014, 3 – 5pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm

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7th February | 13th March | 20th March

Goldsmiths’ Art Writing has organised a series of three events with the general theme ‘Optics of Writing’. Each event will be comprised of workshops in the afternoon (3 to 5pm) and live events in the evening (6.30 to 8.30 pm).

To participate in the afternoon workshops please RSVP Francisco Sousa Lobo. Participants are welcomed, and invited to an open discussion and engagement with workshops and reading. Materials will be distributed in advance.

Evening live events are open to all, and will have the presence of various invited guests, such as: Patrick Coyle, Stewart Home, Sam Keogh, Sally O’Reilly, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Paul O’Kane, Sophie Jung. |


Optics of writing: doing [the thing] not describing [it]

Friday 7th February, 3 -5pm, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Optics refers to the way in which an image/object/experience is perceived. The writing method links the interpretation of sensory information to its mode of representation;writing performing the image/object/experience.

Workshop / discussion 3 – 5pm

Live event 6.30 – 8.30pm


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February 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm