April 2018: TalksARTIST BOOKS NOW:HERE AND NOW British Library
Books made by artists are made to stimulate thought, to inspire, and simply to give pleasure. This new series celebrates these qualities by thinking aloud with the books, their makers and their readers.
Coinciding with World Book Night, this first event will explore the meanings and pleasures of artists' books, looking at the Here and Now of the world that they address.
Participants include Eleanor Vonne Browne, artist and founder of bookshop and project space X Marks the Bökship, the visual artist and performer Lydia Julien, zine artist and librarian Holly Casio, the visual artist and graphic designer Danny Aldred, the artist and researcher Amanda Couch, the art librarian and researcher Gustavo Grandal Montero in conversation with the medieval manuscripts specialist Julian Harrison, and the artist and researcher John McDowall. More to be confirmed.
Artists' Books Now is curated by the book artists and researchers Egidija Čiricaitė and Sophie Loss and the librarians Jerry Jenkins and Richard Price. Each event explores an aspect of the contemporary through a selection of books, presented in an accessible and enjoyable style by artists and commentators.