Hamja Ahsan – Theological Positions on Fried Chicken at documenta fifteen

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

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Graphic Negotiations #4: Rose Nordin & Rosa-Johan Uddoh

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

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June Book of the Month: Falling Into Place

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

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Dark Room book launch at Gay’s the Word

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

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Graphic Negotiations #3 – Erik Hartin & Moa Pårup

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

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Book Works & Phyllis Christopher at Offprint London

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

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May Book of the Month: Twenty-Nine Thousand Nights, a Communist Life by Nan Berger A Project by Ruth Ewan

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

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Graphic Negotiations #2 – Rosen Eveleigh

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.

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