burning with pleasure #3

8 Sep 2017 – 30 Sep 2017

Regular opening hours

12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

Seen Fifteen

United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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The exhibition will display a selection of contemporary artists' books created from around the world. It gathers 80 works coming from countries as diverse as Mexico, China and Italy.


Artists’ books, special editions, independent edition, self-publishing...

These are the many words embracing a practice and phenomena taking a new dimension in recent years. Today as in the 1960s, self-publishing is a simple way for artists to share their work. But most importantly, they find in the book a format to explore through its technical resources: the image, the paper and the size.

For the past three years burning with pleasure has aimed, once a year, to report on the present production of such forms by exhibiting innovative works created from around the world. Focusing on artists using the mechanical image, meaning photography, the selection always intends to reflect on contemporary image culture and to broaden the discourse on photography and photobooks.

The exhibition at Seen Fifteen will gather 80 works coming from countries as diverse as Mexico, China and Italy. At Photofusion, a display of work in progress will present the different steps and trials carried out by artists in the process of making a book. Artists presented include Francys Alÿs, Yto Barrada, Ruth van Beek, Katrien de Blawer, Anouk Kruithof, Raymond Meeks, Jean-Luc Moulène, Elizabeth Tonnard, Daisuke Yokota...


10 /9 - Photofusion
Bookmaking workshop with the Artists Book Cooperative

12/ 9 - Photofusion
Book advice session

14/ 9 - 7pm - Photofusion
Curator talk: Magali Avezou and Lewis Bush with Christiane Monarchi

16/9 - Photofusion
Book-making workshop (age 8–13): Sayako Sugawara

19/ 9 - 7pm - Seen Fifteen
Talk: On contemporary artists’ publications: Fraser Muggeridge

28/9 - 7pm - Seen Fifteen
Talk: On artists’ books from The Secession: Andreas Reiter Raabe

30/ 9 - 3pm - Seen Fifteen
Printed Matters - A conversation on economics
Lewis Chaplin, Highchair Editions and Federica Chiocchetti.

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a r c h i p e l a g o - Magali Avezou

Exhibiting artists

Lewis Chaplin

Camille Vivier

Yto Barrada

Jean-Luc Moulene

Ugo Rondinone

Noémie Goudal

Francis Alÿs

Elia Romanelli

Fraser Muggeridge

Yannick Bouillis

Avery Singer

Ericka Beckman

Sayako Sugawara

Brian Griffin

Ruth Van Beek

Vincent Fecteau

Darren Harvey-Regan

Hiroshi Takizawa

Andreas Reiter Raabe

Katrien De Blauwer

Anouk Kruithof

Gabriel Sierra

Lalu Delbracio

Vija Celmins

Lewis Bush

Federica Chiocchetti

Oliver Griffin

Raymond Meeks

Daisuke Yokota

Thomas Albdorf

Rosa Barba


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