Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Uniformbooks: Erica Van Horn – Living Locally




Erica Van Horn – Living Locally

a recent book by Erica Van Horn published by Colin Sackett under his imprint Uniformbooks.
Living Locally selects entries from a daily journal written over five years about rural life in and around a farming valley in Tipperary, to the north of the Knockmealdown Mountains. With needle-sharp observation and in plain words, Van Horn makes remarkable what might otherwise have gone unrecorded: the familiarity of neighbours, of animals and of weather, the regularity of the patterns of transaction on roads and in nearby villages and towns, and, from an outsider’s perspective, the unfamiliarity of speech and custom. What results is a human geography whose immediacy recalls earlier local and rural records and enquiries, such as the diary of Francis Kilvert in the Welsh Borders in the 1870s, or Cecil Torr’s recollections from his Dartmoor village, Small Talk at Wreyland. In common with these is a concern with both the colloquial and the vernacular, and the strangeness found in such a concentration of repetition and usage.

Susan Howe writes in her Foreword: “Erica Van Horn has produced a meticulous field guide of what it means to be an American discovering the embedded, entangled mysteries of being Irish.”


66 black and white drawings
144 pp, 234 x 142 mm, sewn paperback with flaps
Foreword by Susan Howe
ISBN 978-1-910010-02-0
Price £ 12.00

published by and available at:
Uniformbooks
7 Hillhead Terrace
Axminster
Devon EX13 5JL
England, UK
www.uniformbooks.co.uk
uniformbooks@gmail.com
http://www.colinsackett.co.uk/livinglocally.php

Roger Ackling 1947 – 2014



On 5 June 2014 the artist Roger Ackling has died, aged 66, after suffering a long period from motor neuron disease. The artist Roger Ackling was a teacher at Chelsea college of Art from the early eighties until 2012. He was living with his wife Sylvia near Holt in Norfolk. He was very good friends of Trevor Sutton, Carol Robertson, Hamish Fulton, Alan Charlton, Richard Long and many colleagues of Chelsea College. His friend Richard Long wrote an orbituary in the Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/roger-ackling-artist-who-concentrated-the-suns-rays-on-driftwood-with-a-magnifying-glass-to-make-works-of-zenlike-calm-9547227.html
And his friend and colleague Chris Yetton in the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jun/19/roger-ackling

I had the honour and pleasure to meet Roger on several occasions, visiting the Acklings in Norfolk and collaborated with Roger on a publication, an edition and to have organised 3 exhibitions with him.
photograph: Roger Ackling and Peter Foolen on the coastal path between Weybourne and Sheringham, Norfolk, 1996

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Philip Lumai at Guy Ledune, Brussels and Mummery+Schnelle, London



The show A World Removed by Philip Lumai at Galerie Guy Ledune is extended until 31 July 2014
Philip Lumai – A World Removed
6 June – 7 July 2014
Espace Galerie Guy Ledune
Chaussée de Waterloo 690
1180 Bruxelles
www.philiplumai.blogspot.com

Philip Lumai is taking part in the group show:
Paul Caffell, Ori Gersht, Alexis Harding, Louise Hopkins, Philip Lumai, Marek Piasecki, David Saunders
10 July – 2 August 2014
Mummery+Schnelle
44a Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PD
http://www.mummeryschnelle.com/index.htm

Midway – Ian Hamilton Finlay



Midway
Letters from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Stephen Bann 1964–1969

Edited and introduced by Stephen Bann
hardbound book, 432 pages, published by Wilmington Square Books, an imprint of Bitter Lemon Press, 2014
ISBN 978-1-908524-348
Price £ 25 / 40 $
available at:
http://www.bitterlemonpress.com/new-books/midway.asp

Juliet Miller – On the Track of Richard Long



Juliet Miller
On the Track of Richard Long
A book written on the art of Richard Long by Juliet Miller, a London based writer and a Jungian Analyst, published by Smokehouse Press, Norwich in 2014.
ISBN 978-0-957633513, hardcover, 144 pages, with 30 illustrations
available for £ 18.00 plus postage at Smokehouse Press, Norwich
www.smokehousepress.co.uk

Friday, 4 July 2014

Richard Long – Mendoza Walking



Richard Long – Mendoza Walking
28 June – 28 July 2014
Faena Arts Centre
Aimé Paine 1169
Buenos Aires
Argentina
http://faena.com/en/content/richard-long-mendoza-walking#!/

herman de vries – venice biennale 2015




The Mondriaan Foundation has announced that herman de vries has been chosen to represent the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale 2015. His project to be all ways to be is curated by Colin Huizing and Cees de Boer. The Venice Biennale will be held from 9 May until 22 November 2015.
http://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/Nieuws/item/herman_de_de_vries_naar_de_biennale_van_venetie/

photographs by Peter Foolen
herman de vries, Steigerwald, Eschenau, Germany, 2012
Venice, 1978

Peter Liversidge – Design for an enamel sign for Peter Foolen Editions



Peter Liversidge – Design for an enamel sign for Peter Foolen Editions, 2014

Peter Liversidge – Gin Proposal & Print Launch, Drawing Room, London




Peter Liversidge
Gin & Sausages
10 July 2014 – 6.30-9.30 pm

Drawing Room
Tannery Arts
12 Rich Estate
Crimscott Street
London SE1 5TE

A fundraising event to support Outset Study.
Gin Performace supported by Sipsmiths.
Peter Liversidge will be mixing Sipsmith G & T's in a limited edition hand etched 'GIN' glasses and serve sausages made after his grandfather's recipe. Music tracks from Peter's 'drinking songs' jukebox.
This event is also the launch of Peter Liversidge's affordable edition print Rules of the Library. All proceeds from the evening and print sales will raise funds for Drawing Room's Outset Study.
A limited number of hand etched glasses are available (£ 25 1 glass, £ 40 pair of glasses).
The event is free to attend.
more infohttp://drawingroom.org.uk/events/gin-and-sausages

Peter Liversidge – Postal Object 3 June 2014









Postal Object sent by Peter Liversidge from London, received in Eindhoven on 3 June 2014

Graham Rich – A Tatttoo for Stijn



Graham Rich – A Tattoo for Stijn, 2014

Keith Haring – Tokyo Pop Shop






Tseng Kwong Chi
Keith Haring – Tokyo Pop Shop

a book published in collaboration with George Mulder by Peter Foolen Editionstexts by Jhim Lamoree and Patrick Healy
hardcover linen bound, 24 x 30 cm, 48 pages
edition of 500 copies
price € 25 / $ 30

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Ideas in Things – Maria Stenfors, London




Ideas in Things

David Blackaller
Juan Cruz
Alan Currall
Siân Robinson Davies

27 June – 26 July 2014
Private View 26 June 2014 6.30-8.30pm
a group show curated by Dean Hughes

Maria Stenfors
Unit 10
21 Wren Street
London WC1X 0HF
wwww.mariastenfors.com

photograph: David Blackaller – Yesterday and Today, Greece, 2013

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Peter Liversidge – i8 Gallery, Reykjavik



Peter Liversidge
C-O-N-T-I-N-U-A-T-I-O-N
12 June – 2 August 2014
i8 Gallery
Tryggvagata 16
101 Reykjavik
www.i8.is

The first exhibition of Peter Liversidge at i8 Gallery in Reykjavik. The book Proposals for Reykjavík will be published, by Crymogea, with all 24 proposals for this exhibition.
Some of the proposed works are realised for this exhibition: an outdoor bulb-sign reading: BEFORE/AFTER, boats made from flotsam found on local beaches and a postal piece with objects sent with the post from London and addressed and stamped directly on the objects.
The proposal Rules for Iceland is printed on a billboard size poster and pasted on the gallery wall and distributed also outside the gallery and in newspapers.
A choral piece, written by Liversidge for a choir of 30 adults, will be performed at sunset (23.56 pm) on the opening night at the harbour across from the gallery.