Leeds S10 1JQ
Private View Thursday 2 February 6-9pm
Exhibition runs 3 February to 23 April
An exhibition of publications, ephemera and photographic documentation from the past 20 years of PAGES International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fairs. From the first Fair held at Dean Clough, Halifax in 1998 to its current location at The Tetley, PAGES has instigated research and development of the book as a primary medium in art practice.
Join John McDowall and Chris Taylor from PAGES (based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) on 2 February from 6 to 8pm to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition. Free, all welcome.
PAGES is an integrated programme of artists’ book related initiatives coordinated by John McDowall and Chris Taylor. The project’s aim is to provide wide-ranging possibilities for the development and awareness of the book as a primary medium in artistic practice. It also evolves opportunities to engage artists with audience and the audience with artists’ books, highlighting modes of production and dissemination in a diversity of contexts. Such occasions of exchange originated by PAGES include exhibitions, workshops, publications, symposia, commissioned book works, audio/video and performance works, and the annual International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair. See here for more information.
Image: ‘ARCHIVE’, a touring exhibition of 55 artists’ books, curated by Chris Taylor and John McDowall, 2003