KALEID editions received two hundred submissions from European based artists who do books to be considered for an exhibition and book fair on Saturday 20th July 2013.
KALEID 2013 London is the second annual curated event, showcasing the best of artists' books to an international audience of collectors. Awards and acquisitions will be held on Friday 19th July, supported by The Art Academy, Frans Masereel Centrum, the British National Art Library and English Arts Council’s Saison Poetry Library.
How it works
The event will focus on the form of the book as an interdisciplinary activity; combining visual arts with new technology, contemporary ideas and traditional book arts. We encouraged artists practising in different disciplines to apply, including installation, drawing, printmaking, art writing, photography, painting, sculpture, book arts, video, digital media and performance.
The exhibition and book fair is free and open to the public.
KALEID editions supports ‘artists who do books’ and will further represent twenty-five artists at the London Art Book Fair, hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in September 2013.
A record number of two hundred artists' books submissions across Europe will be considered for this years event. All submissions should have received an acknowledgement of receipt by email. Artists will be notified before the 1st of June of this years selection. Delivery of books will take place in the first week of July, either in person or recorded delivery.
Email queries to:
We are delighted to announce an international high profile panel to select the best artists' books;
Sofie Dederen, Director, Frans Masereel Centrum for Print, Belgium
Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian for Artists' Books, Word and & Image Department, National Art Library, V&A Museum, UK
David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library, USA.
KALEID editions will chair a discussion panel to be announced in April 2013.
KALEID 2013 London takes place at The Art Academy in London Bridge, close to White Cube, Jerwood Space and Tate Modern. Book stands run by artists are located on the ground floor (100sq m). Singular works, installations, digital media and performances feature in a curated exhibition on the first floor (100sq m). A participatory book arts demonstration will be facilitated in the print studio and the top floor hosts the panel discussion, to seat fifty people during the private event.
A non-refundable fee of 10€ per book applies to each submission and funds raised contribute to the running costs of the event. Each artist may email a maximum of four submissions.
0% commission applies to the sale of artists' books on stands in the book fair.
20% commission applies to the sale of artists’ books showcased in the exhibition.
Payment for postage and packaging is the responsibility of the artist.
A limited number of tickets will be available for the public to also attend the panel discussion.
Entrance to the fair and exhibition is free.
Each artist's book selected for KALEID 2013 London is judged on its own merit. The decisions of the selection committee is final. Artists will be notified by KALEID editions before the 1st June 2013. Display and selling editions must be sent by recorded post or delivered in person, however it is not a requirement for selected artists to attend the event. Artists running book stands need to arrive midday on Friday 19th July, for the private event aimed at collectors and invited guests.
Travel and Accommodation
nearest Tube and Rail Station is London Bridge. The most convenient
airport is Gatwick, with a 40 minute train journey to London Bridge. The
Eurostar arrives at Kings Cross, St. Pancras, with a further 20 minute
journey on the Northern Line to London Bridge.
Affordable accommodation is available at Travel Lodge in Waterloo, a fifteen minute walk from Art Academy London.
Budget accommodation is available at St. Christophers Hostel in London Bridge, a 10 second walk from Art Academy London.