|KALEID is proud to announce an exhibition first: a group show dedicated to unique artistsâ€™ books.
The exhibition will bring to life â€˜the aftermath of an accident between a trolley car and a newspaper kiosk', recalling Maud Lavinâ€™s description of Johannes Baaderâ€™s original exhibition Das Grosse Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama. Drawing inspiration from Baaderâ€™s original architectural feat, fifty pieces have been selected for their originality and conceptual response to the traditional book form.
KALEID curator Deeqa Ismail challenges the viewer to consider not what a book is but what a book can be. Reaching out to an international network of artists, exhibition highlights include:
Samantha Huangâ€™s deformation of the found book is a rejection of the literal reading. Neglected by past owners, the book is conscientiously destroyed in order to disseminate its physical potential back into the public domain.(as pictured)
Liz Jacksonâ€™s minimalist interventions draw attention to the physicality of the paper. Her demarcation of the edges transforms the book into a sculptural form, opening it to new ways of reading whilst hiding the true content of its pages.
Finlay Taylorâ€™s buried, decomposed and subsequently exhumed books that are transformed into unique pieces by worms and mollusks whose digestive journey offers a personal account of subterranean history.
With his Dictionary Story, Sam Winston seeks to transcend the visual limit of language. His wild transformation of words into abstract form creates a style that pushes the boundaries of typography and the letterpress.
Pete Williamsâ€™ 12ft Tower, made from rescued scrap wood and woodcuts, has been assembled in defiance of the materialâ€™s destruction. The installation as a focal point in the gallery, offers its ledges, nooks and crannies for the imminent arrival of fifty unique books.
Jill Barker : Monica Biagioli : Louise Bristow : Victoria Browne : Owen Bullett : Jessica Bush : Amelie Chartlon : Wayne Chisnall : Herve Constant : Fabio Coruzzi : Lorna Crabbe : Sylvain Deleu : Simon Haddock : Mark Harris : Alex Hamilton : Janna van Hasselt : Samantha Huang : Ingeun Kim : Redchurch Idler : Magno Irvin : Emilia Izquierdo : Rupert Jaeger : Liz Jackson : Evy Jokhova : Calum F. Kerr : Magda Kaggwa : Sandra Keating : Tom Stian Kosmo : Richard Knowles : Stephen Lee : Temsuyanger Longkumer : Emily Lyon : Esther MacGregor : Oswaldo Macia : Deirdre McGranaghan : Ian Mclachlan Nick Morley : Vulindlela Nyoni : Sumi Perera : Kathryn Politis : Brendan Quick : Martin Sexton : Dawn Scarfe : Faye Julia Spencer : Gili Tal : Finlay Taylor : Carolyn Trant : Nicolas Vass : Jonathan Ward : Pete Williams : Sam Winston : Herbert Wright
For more information and images contact Deeqa Ismail at the gallery: deeqa(at)kaleideditions.com