Limen Locale is a solo commission where Thomas-Irvine are pushing the idea of ‘charged materials’ onto an architectural scale to create a “superimposed situation”.
g39/WARP Guest Curator Talk
14th May 6pm
Fantasies of the Library.
Building on our series of Library Residencies, we have invited Berlin based Curator and Publisher Anna-Sophie Springer to talk about her research and resulting book, Fantasies of the Library.
Fantasies of the Library is the first of the Intercalations series of paginated exhibitions. Anna-Sophie Springer’s feature essay 'Melancholies of the Paginated Mind' is about unorthodox responses to the institutional ordering principles of book collections. The volume includes an interview with Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco and a photo essay, “Reading Rooms Reading Machines,” which presents views of unusual historical libraries next to works by artists such as Kader Attia, Andrew Beccone, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Katie Paterson, Veronika Spierenburg, Andrew Norman Wilson, and others.
Anna-Sophie Springer is a curator, writer, and co-director (with Charles Stankievech) of K. Verlag. Her practice merges curatorial, editorial, and artistic commitments. Before launching K. in 2011, she was an editor with the German theory publisher Merve Verlag. She is associate editor of publications for the 8th Berlin Biennale. She received her M.A. in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and her M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.
The Project of Art: Aldo Rossi
15 April - 15 May
Opening 15 April, 6 - 9 PM
The Project of Art is a joint reflection by Palmer and Basu mixing research, design and artworking as a way of ranging over the intertwined relations between art, architecture and place.
This research is backgrounded by an examination of ways that art can avoid instrumentalisation while taking on progressive objectives; what is a project of art that is not given to it but is implicit to it? Their enquiry begins with research on Aldo Rossi & Xavier Fabre’s art centre, Vassiviere, France, which they use to index the changes in art mediation and art institutions over the last 25 years since the building’s completion. They propose the idea of a Project of Art as a way of synthesising the positive social functions around art with the creative richness that drives art practices.