Artists as Independent Publishers
17 October 2016 to 23 October 2016 | 12pm 5pm
Battersea, Dyson Building
Print workshops, digital printers, photocopiers, risographs, and other reprographic tools available to a contemporary artist put the means of production to circulate and exchange ideas and images as books or online publications within easy reach. Whilst the computer and the web are now the dominant means of distribution this exhibition asks what are the potentials of older material forms in a post-print age. This exhibition features the work of over 75 international artists with a broad range of approaches to publication and the artist‘s book. A collaborative exhibition it includes work from the Print programs of five European Art Schools: Royal College of Art, London, University of the Arts, Bremen, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
This exhibition first opened at the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications, Weserberg, Bremen in May 2016. Initiated By Katrin von Maltzan of the University of Fine Arts Bremen, the opening was accompanied by a symposium involving all the participating colleges. Since then the exhibition has toured to the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and The Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm before arriving at The Royal College of Art, London in October 2016. The University of the Applied Arts, Vienna will host its final outing in November 2016.
Private view / project celebration: Thursday 20 October, 6–8pm