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THE BOOK LOVERS

A Project About Artist Novels

Goldin+Senneby. Looking for Headless, by fictional author K.D. Chapters 1-4, 20 January 25 - March 9, 2013

 

Curated by: David Maroto and Joanna ZieliƄska

With artwork by: Tim Etchells (UK), Tom Gidley (UK), Jill Magid (USA), Roee Rosen (Israel), Lindsay Seers (UK), Goldin+Senneby (Sweden), Alexandre Singh (France), Julia Weist (USA)

With novels by: Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Liam Gillick, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol… to a total of around 130 titles.

The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. An investigation of the creative consequences when artists choose the novel as a medium is the core of this long-term project and research. For an increasing number of artists, the novel is becoming a means to generate new art objects in the scope of a multidisciplinary practice. A collection of novels written by artists and a parallel online database are available for public perusal in a Reading Room, together with a selection of artworks that are inextricably linked to some of the novels. The artist novels collection is also on view at M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium –from 6th December 2012 to 21st April 2013) and it has been acquired by the museum to be included in its collection.

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Curatorial Statement

 

 

Events:

January 25, 6:00pm: A Presentation by Artist Roee Rosen

January 25, 7:00pm: Opening Reception for The Book Lovers

February 1, 3:30pm: Goldin + Senneby Documentary Screening at Regus

February 7, 4:00pm: A Tour of the Complete Works of Henry Darger with American Folk Art Museum

February 12, 6:30pm: A Reading Party!

February 15, 3:30pm: Goldin + Senneby Documentary Screening at Regus

February 21, 6:30pm: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: A public talk with Woo Jung Cho

February 28, 6:30pm: Live Reading Performance of "Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy" with Jill Magid

March 8, 3-10:00pm: Public Reading Performance with Keren Cytter

 

Press:

Sexy Librarians, Secret Service and Tangents: With "The Book Lovers" by Alex Moore for The Paris Review

The Book Lovers by Wendy Vogel for Modern Painters

A Project About Artist Novels for Blonde Art Books

19. See The Book Lovers for New York Magazine

The Art of Browsing by Claire Barliant for The New Yorker (blog)

Goings on About Town: Art for The New Yorker (print)

Goings on About Town: Art for The New Yorker (online)

Art Rx (February 26, 2013) by Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic

On Henry Darger's 15,000 Page Novel by Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic

Critic's Picks: "The Book Lovers" by Colby Chamberlain for Artforum

Book Lovers-A Project About Artist Novels for POINT101 Blog

 

Thanks to the generous support of:

Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs, New York; Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; Polish Cultural Institute New York; Spain Culture New York--Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture; Consulate General of Sweden in New York ; and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium