Our Lauren has been in the laser studio this week making a stamp for her project, The Exhibition Centre for the Life & Use of Books. The project will feature an evolving portable library, made up of independent publications and books chosen by an invited curator, alongside a permanent donated reference library.
Each collection will be on display for a period of approximately two months, during which time an artist will be invited to take up residence and produce an exhibition toward the end of their stay – responding to, and working with (or against) the library.
Presenting coherent literary collections alongside new work by artists will open up a web of connections and interpretations, with a dialogue between the two encouraged through events and commissions for emerging art writers.
The programme, based at Artwork Atelier launches with a library selected by Marcus Barnett, and artist in residence Daniel Fogarty, continuing with a library from the collection of Michael Butterworth, and Ann-Marie Milward in residence.
The project launches on the 8th of May, find out more here.