Archive for the 'events' Category


By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 11 April 2011


Currently installed at the Richmix cafe on Bethnal Green Road, Cybraphon is a BAFTA award winning ‘autonomous emotional robot band’ created by Edinburgh art collective FOUND.

Inspired by early 19th century mechanical bands such as the nickelodeon, Cybraphon is an interactive version of a mechanical band in a box. Consisting of a series of robotic instruments housed in a large display case, Cybraphon behaves like a real band. Image conscious and emotional, the band’s performance is affected by online community opinion as it searches the web for reviews and comments about itself 24 hours a day.

Cybraphon can be seen at Richmix until 20th April and is performing alongside its creators, FOUND, on 19th April as part of the London Word Festival.

Small Publishers Fair 2009

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 11 November 2009

Small Publishers FairThe 2009 Small Publishers Fair is taking place this Friday and Saturday, 13th & 14th November, 11am – 7pm, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square. The Fair will include stalls for small, independent publishers, artists and writers such as Coracle, Moschatel and Weproductions.

An exhibition entitled Written, drawn, and stapled has also been curated especially for the Fair and highlights collaborative publishing work of writers, poets and artists working in New York in the 1960s and 70s. On Saturday 14th there will also be a programme of readings and events taking place.

Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 June 2009

Dom Sylvester Houedard. Cover of Ikon magazine, vol. 1 no.3 January 1966The title of the current exhibition at the ICA has been borrowed from the concrete poetry magazine Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., published by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay. The exhibition looks at text-based art, with a focus on concrete poetry of the 1960s.

Exhibiting artists: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Anna Barham, Matthew Brannon, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Karl Holmqvist, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Janice Kerbel, Christopher Knowles, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark and Sue Tompkins.

UCL Library Special Collections holds a near complete run of Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. published between 1961 and 1969, as well as examples of concrete poetry by many of the artists featured in the exhibition, in the Little Magazines and Poetry Store collections.

The ICA exhibition runs until 23rd August 2009.

One & Other

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 27 February 2009

gormley-invitation.jpgApply to stand on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square for one hour as part of Antony Gormley’s One & Other.

Saatchi Online

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 7 August 2008

Saatchi Online

Saatchi Online is a daily magazine and blog with news, exhibition reviews, event information and more. It includes Saatchi Online Video which includes films of openings, interviews, performances etc., such as La riviere gentille, a film in four parts about Louise Bourgeois by Brigitte Cornand, a tour of Richard Serra’s 2006 MOMA show, and Tom Sachs’ Space program.

Artists’ books exhibitions at the V&A

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 April 2008

The Allies.
Ocean Stripe 5. Book by Ian Hamilton Finlay. Tarasque Press, 1967 © cdlaBooklet by Martin Fidler and Simon Cutts, 1974
© Coracle

The Allies. Booklet by Martin Fidler and Simon Cutts, 1974 © Coracle

Ocean Stripe 5.
Book by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Tarasque Press, 1967 © cdla

There are currently two exhibitions of modern and contemporary artists books showing at the V&A Museum. The first, ‘Certain trees: the constructed book, poem, and object, 1964-2008’ is an exhibition of 16 artists who work with visual and Concrete Poetry such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Thomas A. Clark, Simon Cutts, Erica van Horn, and Colin Sackett. Important publishers are represented in the exhibition, including the Tarasque, Moschatel and Coracle presses. The exhibition runs until 17th August.

The second exhibition is ‘Blood on paper: the art of the book’, a large scale exhibition which includes new commissions by Anselm Kiefer, Richard Tuttle and Not Vital as well as older works by Sol Lewitt, Daniel Buren, Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades, Damien Hirst, Paula Rego, Dieter Roth and others. The exhibition runs until 29th June.

Breaking the rules

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 6 November 2007

rules1.gifrules21.gif Breaking the rules: the printed face of the European avant-garde 1900-1937 is a new exhibition at the British Library, starting on 9th November and running until 30 March 2008. The exhibition explores the avant-garde through the print medium and draws on the British Library’s collections of literary manuscripts, sound recordings, flyers, posters, manifestos, artists’ books, little magazines and photobooks from across Europe, complemented by loans from other European museums and collections. Star items include Marinetti’s Futurist experiment with words, type and visual text, Zang Tumb Tuum, the Burliuk Brothers’ Tango with Cows and the notebooks and corrected proofs of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Read a Time Out interview with curator Stephen Bury.