Attaining Cosmic Consciousness:
Books, Drawings and Ephemera Ex Libris
Thursday 9 October 2014, 7-9pm with a discussion
between Anna Gritz & Ian Whittlesea, 7.30-8pm
Until Saturday 25 October, Tuesday – Saturday, 11-6pm
6 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4HE
Tenderbooks is pleased to present a display of books, drawings, records, pamphlets and ephemera collected by artist Ian Whittlesea. Some for sale, others not, the collection documents the information and inspiration behind Whittlesea's own publications.
A limited edition letterpress bookplate will be published to accompany the display and a number of the original drawings for Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture will be on show.
There will also be a short discussion between Anna Gritz (Associate Curator, South London Gallery) and Ian Whittlesea at 7.30pm on the night of the opening.
Ian Whittlesea’s work is concerned with words, and with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. His translation of Yves Klein’s Les Fondements du Judo was published in 2009 and his newly illustrated edition of Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture in 2012. These texts, along with his most recent book Becoming Invisible, have been collectively described as ‘instruction manuals for transcendental exercise’. He is represented by Marlborough Contemporary, London.
A list of available items can be viewed here: