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Europe’s most exciting independent artists’ book exhibition returns to London this July. Taking place in the heart of Borough, KALEID 2014 London will reveal this year’s selection of the most interesting 'artists who do books'.
The major event focuses on the form of the book as an interdisciplinary activity, combining visual arts with traditional book arts, contemporary ideas and new technology. Supported by the National Art Library, MoMA Library,Frans Masereel Centrum and Arts Council England, KALEID 2014 London offers you an invitation to explore this expansive field, encompassing performance, photography, video, printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.
Entrance is Free // between 11am - 8pm
Selected galleries, independent publishers and artists' collectives run an assembly of book stands on the ground floor. The exhibition showcasing the best books is curated on the first floor and KALEID editions' inaugural artist's book commission is located on the top floor.
Artists' books can by purchased from the exhibition or directly with artists attending the event.
Access to the exhibition may be limited to ensure careful handling of the book works. Visitors can pre-register a time-slot for viewing between 11am - 2pm. After this time access will be on a first-come basis:
KALEID 2014 London
Saturday 19th July 2014, 11-8pm
The Art Academy
165a Borough High Street.
London SE1 1HR
Map and Transport: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee and National Rail) and Borough (Northern)
Hosted by The Art Academy in London Bridge, close to the Tate Modern, Jerwood Space, White Cube Bermondsey and The Wapping Project Bankside. KALEID editions represents European based 'artists who do books' at The London Art Book Fair, Arts Libris Barcelona and to international public collections including MoMA, MACBA, Pompidou and Tate libraries.
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Artist in Conversation // Liane Lang
KALEID editions' inaugural art commission has been awarded to Liane Lang. The artist will be in conversation with James Putnam, curator and art writer, to launch 'Amnesic Patina'. Strikingly ambitious and timely, Lang examines Communist monuments and acts of political iconoclasm. Photographs of sculptural figures relocated in Budapest’s Memento Sculpture Park show interventions with life-like body casts made in the artist’s studio. KALEID 2014 London will launch 'Amnesiac Patina', Lang's original sculptural photobook incorporating patinated bronze resin casting and previously unseen photographic works by the artist, accompanied by an exhibition of her large scale C-type prints.
Liane Lang (born in Germany) lives and works in London. A Postgraduate of The Royal Academy Schools, London, Lang’s work is concerned with the cognisance of man-made objects through photography, video and sculpture. She is currently exhibiting at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Calais, after a recent solo show at The House of St. Barnabas, curated by Marcelle Joseph Projects London. Lang has exhibited internationally at Kunstwerke in Berlin, Art First Projects and Purdy Hicks in London, Kansas City Art Institute, and PS1 New York. Her work is held in a number of notable public collections including the Saatchi Gallery, Arts Council England and The Royal Academy, as well as significant private collections.
MoMA, the V&A Museum and Frans Masereel Centrum are internationally acclaimed collections, enabling public accessibility to our cultural heritage and in turn, supporting artists who do books.
"William Morris, Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Ed Ruscha, Anselm Kiefer: many of the greatest modern artists and designers have excelled themselves in the book format. The book offers artists sculptural and temporal formats, collaborative stimulus, and the opportunity to reach an audience in a particularly intimate way. KALEID editions make a real contribution to the arts by encouraging today’s artists and designers to ‘do books’, in awareness both of the great tradition and of the now. It carefully fosters appreciation, distribution and conversation among artists, critics and collectors, private and institutional. Far from killing the book, the digital information has made it exciting. People want to mix with books in real space: book fairs spring up almost every week. KALEID 2014 is especially valuable in mixing work from across Europe into the British scene, selected for conceptual strength and excellence of making." Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, National Arts Library, V&A Museum.
David Senior // Bibliographer, MoMA Library, New York. USA
The library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. Highlights include works on Dada and Surrealism, The Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, and the Political Art Documentation and Distribution Archive. Visit the collection
Elizabeth James // Senior Librarian, National Art Library, V&A Museum, London. UK
The National Art Library is both a major reference library and the Victoria & Albert Museum's curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book. The library holds the largest collection of artists' books in the UK and includes both multiples and unique works. Visit the collection
Sofie Dederen // Director, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee. Belgium
The centre is a research laboratory and print studio for artists and critics who seek to investigate the relationship of printmaking with other visual arts. Besides residencies, exhibitions and an annual art fair, the centre curates the Flemish collection of prints and artists' books. Visit the collection