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

 

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Artists' Billboard: Jeremy Deller, Vote Art

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"This project is not about choosing a party, it's about choosing to vote." Janette Parris

The Vote Art campaign is a national billboard project, which aims to use art to inspire the British public to Vote in the general election on 7th May 2015. Inspired by the theme of democracy Vote Art aims to encourage people to take part in the democratic process. Find out more here: www.voteart.co.uk

This billboard marks a new series of artists' billboard commissions that will be on the facade of X Marks the Bökship and Matt's Gallery between May - December 2015.

Thursday 7 May 2015, 6 - 9pm
Champagne Socialist Bar
: First Thursday at Matt's Gallery and Bökship late night opening.

Pop corks in the street with us to mark the launch of our new billboard and the start of the election race. Whizz round the Matt Stoke's 'Madman in a Lifeboat' exhibition, then nip off to VOTE.

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Jeremy Deller billboard and gif designed with Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

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Saturday 16 May 2015, 7pm - 9pm
Artist Novels. The Book Lovers Publication

Book Launch with David Maroto & Joanna Zielińska in conversation with Gareth Long and Lindsay Seers.

This publication 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. 

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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
Publsihed by Sternberg Press and Cricoteka, 2015
Price 25 Euro / £18
www.thebooklovers.info

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You Never Read Alone. London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, 2014. Participatory installation by The Book Lovers and Gareth Long



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