Hamja Ahsan, author of Shy Radicals, is participating in this year’s documenta fifteen, which opened this month in Kassel. Ahsan’s Halal Fried Chicken signs around Kassel and Documenta venues, mapping aspects of Islamic history, diasporic urban fast food subcultures, colonial histories and futures of liberation. The signs are accompanied by a series of online Islamic sermons, also … Continued
Available to preorder now: Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost It by Mahmoud Khaled (2022). Drawn from an unlocked phone, found in a public toilet, the images and texts present a portrait of a stranger. Moving between the erotic, intimate, baroque and everyday, the compulsive sequence of images references the … Continued
Graphic Negotiations is a series of online lunchtime talks with designers, exploring the role of design in creating artists’ books. The format and topic will vary – we wanted to give designers the opportunity to present their work in whichever way they wanted to. In some cases designers will be in conversation with artists they’ve … Continued
Our June 2022 Book of the Month, with 30% off, is Falling Into Place by Heather Peak and Ivan Morison (2009) Continuing their explorations and investigations into cultures of self-sufficiency, Falling into Place brings many elements of the artists’ research together with sketches and drawings, through a narrative which is part-science fiction, part-history, part-auto-biography and … Continued
This is an extract from Twenty-Nine Thousand Nights: A Communist Life By Nan Berger, by Ruth Ewan. It recounts Nan Berger’s experience selling copies of the Daily Worker on the Silver Jubilee of George V, and a banner drop along the procession. The authorised banner read “LONG MAY THEY REIGN”, but it was altered it … Continued
Gay’s the Word and Book Works present the London launch of Dark Room: San Francisco Sex and Protest, 1988-2003 by Phyllis Christopher. Phyllis Christopher will be in conversation with Brooke Palmieri at Gay’s the Word on Thursday 9th June. Doors open at 7pm and the event will start shortly afterwards. This is a free event … Continued
Join us online on Wednesday 18 May at 1pm for the third in our Graphic Negotiations series of events exploring designing artists’ books (RSVP). This third event in the series features Erik Hartin and Moa Pårup, who we have a long history of collaboration with, both as a duo and separately. As designers, they have … Continued
We’re very excited to be back in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall at the weekend for Offprint London, the annual fair for experimental and independent arts publishers. On Saturday 14th May, 2.30pm, Phyllis Christopher will be giving a talk in the MacAulay Studio about her new book Dark Room (no booking necessary), and she’ll be … Continued
Our Book of the Month for May is Twenty–Nine Thousand Nights: A Communist Life by Nan Berger, a project by Ruth Ewan (2017). Commissioned for Beyond Words, Ruth Ewan unearthed an unpublished manuscript of Nan Berger (1914–1998) – international activist, writer and editor, and lifelong member of the Communist Party. Now a forgotten figure she gained … Continued
Join us online on 28 April, 1pm for the second in our Graphic Negotiations series of events, this time with Rosen Eveleigh (RSVP).
Rosen Eveleigh is a designer and researcher working independently or with artists, archives, editors, cultural institutions and publishers to produce graphic identities, typefaces, websites, texts, lectures, books and other works.