Event — 2HB: What we make with words

Until December 17th 2011 CCA will dedicate its major spaces to 2HB: What we make with words a two-week programme profiling contemporary art writing and journal publishing in Glasgow…

The programme consists of following elements:

What we make with words: Exhibition 
From Thursday, December 1st to 17 from 11am to 6pm

The selected artists all contributed to Volumes 1 – 11 of 2HB. However, by changing the focus from ‘writing’ to ‘making’ within their practice, the work in the gallery spaces will raise the question: how is writing a motor within contemporary art practice? Artists exhibiting are: Sue Brind and Jim Harold, Ruth Buchanan, Alex Impey, Paul Elliman, Kathryn Elkin, Hannah Ellul, Kate Morrell, Charlotte Prodger, Thom Walker and Rebecca Wilcox.

What we make with words: Glasgow Journals Launch Event
Saturday, December 17th at 5pm

Each new volume of these Glasgow-based journals has been launched at events created to explore editorial and artistic concerns. By synchronising the launches of the forthcoming volumes of 2HB, Dancehall, Gnommero, Marbled Reams, Uncle Chop Chop and Victor & Hester, during an evening of performance, video, music, lectures and installation, we will show how the recurrent voice of the journal creates and connects diverse audiences and practitioners, raising the question: what kind of cultural motor is independent publishing in Glasgow?

What we make with words: Book Fair 

Saturday, December 17th from 12 to 5pm

In discussion with the Glasgow journals, CCA has invited UK and international publishers to join us in exploring the issues and enthusiasms current within art writing and publishing, providing a context in which to view similar activity in Glasgow. Exhibitors will include Bookworks (London), Casco (Utrecht), Motto Distribution (Berlin), Torpedo (Oslo), Pist Protta (Copenhagen), Transmission (Glasgow), Abake (London/France), Automatic Books (Italy), Mousse (Italy), Mono Paper (London), VERSUCH (London), Ditto Press (London) and Eastside Projects (Birmingham).


350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

December 1st to 17th 2011