New solo show from Shy Radicals author Hamja Ahsan

A new exhibition by Hamja Ahsan – I don’t belong here – opens in Ljubljana this Friday. In 2019 Hamja Ahsan won the Grand Prize at the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts for his work Aspergistan Referendum, which asked residents to vote to join the imaginary state of shy, introverted and autistic people first outlined … Continued

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September Book of the Month: A Lebanese Archive

Our Book of the Month with 30% off for September is A Lebanese Archive: from the collection of Diab Alkarssifi by Ania Dabrowska. Now priced at just £18.20 (usually £26) for the rest of the month. Published in 2015, A Lebanese Archive is based on a collection of archival photographs from Lebanon and the Middle East, … Continued

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Maya Balcioglu solo London exhibition

Artist Maya Balcioglu has a solo show – Recent Drawings and Fabric Works – open at the Lungley Gallery, London, until 25th September. I started working with fabric during the first lockdown. I am not sure what exactly triggered this other than a general sense of no progress, as if continuously rereading the same page, … Continued

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New show by Inventory to open in Marseilles

A doctrine of scattered occasions 28.08.2021 – 25.09.2021 Giselle’s Books presents the first exhibition in France of Inventory, a collective founded in London in the mid-nineties as well as a printed journal of the same name. For this occasion Inventory have begun to realise a longstanding project, to exhibit a new series of works that … Continued

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August Book of the Month: Again, A Time Machine

Thank you so much to everyone who bought a book in the Summer Sale. We now return to our regular promotional schedule, with a new Book of the Month for August, Again, A Time Machine (2012) by Jane Rolo and Gavin Everall (Eds), available now with 30% off! Again, A Time Machine: from distribution to … Continued

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Arrhythmia – a new Book Works open submission series guest-edited by Katrina Palmer

Guest-edited by artist Katrina Palmer, Arrhythmia is a new series that offers an opportunity for artists and writers whose work explores ideas of being out of joint with the predominant social order, whether through disrupted trajectories, physical displacement, or political dissonance. We are particularly interested in experimental work that articulates a discontinuous sense of identity, and writing, or the combination of writing and images in which the rhythm of the text is self-consciously questioned.

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Detained, Interrogated, Deported: the Art of Border Cruelty

A feature in Art Review by Yen Pham examines artworks that explore the artists’ experiences of detention and deportation at LAX airport while travelling to or through the US. It focuses on two works: Hamishi Farah’s Airport Love Theme (Book Works, 2020) – a graphic novel about Farah’s deportation from LAX en route to a … Continued

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🌞 Summer Sale 🌞

All of our backlist titles are half price in the Book Works summer sale. Browse the shop here, discount will be applied automatically. Our backlist includes projects by Hamja Ahsan, Sophia Al Maria, Michael Bracewell & Linder, Paul Buck, Helen Cammock, Brian Catling & Iain Sinclair, Michael Dean, Ruth Ewan, Hamishi Farah, Luca Frei, Liam … Continued

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Maya Balcioglu exhibition at MAC Galleries, Belfast

A new show by Maya Balcioglu opened recently at MAC Galleries, Belfast. Comprising drawings made between 2006-10, and more recent latex and fabric works, this is the artist’s first institutional exhibition and will run until 8 August, 2021. Balcioglu makes work which is deliberative, intended for consideration or discussion, a process which she sees as … Continued

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