Exhibition

From the Book to the Book

8 Nov 2019 – 17 Nov 2019

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

Offshoot Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 263
  • East Finchley

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Offshoot presents From the Book to the Book, a group exhibition exploring the place and future of the book in contemporary culture.

About

The fading presence of books in everyday life represents a profound break with the past. Yet when a medium becomes liberated from workaday function new freedoms always emerge. Thus, the book is open to rediscovery and re-performance as container, guardian and symbol.

Eliza Bennett’s work embraces different disciplines, including collecting, recording, and sculptural interpretation, Integrating both contemporary and traditional techniques and processes. Simon Head strikes a balance between passivity and action; responding to time, image, and structure. Anastasia Mina and Maria Ikonomopoulou have corresponded and exchanged drawings to create an artists’ book that engages with repetition, geometry and the patterns and processes of writing. Catrin Morgan is an illustrator, artist and designer whose practice is concerned with mathematical, architectural and theoretical systems. Kasper Pincis plays with the contradictions inherent in trying to produce original pieces of work on copying equipment, inhabiting a space somewhere between the heroic and the mundane. Nick Scammell examines the frailty and impermanence of media, via surface and word. Joanna Vestey makes images that explore the presentation and digitisation of knowledge. Duncan Wooldridge uses different methods of mechanical reproduction to explore ideas of possession, authorship and interruption. Rahel Zoller creates artists’ books which explore concepts of language, translation, reading and writing.

The exhibition also features an artist-curated micro-library and sofa.

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