Exhibition — Viewing Room

The Lib­rary of Inde­pend­ent Exchange (L.I.E.) invites you to the exhib­i­tion View­ing Room tak­ing place from Feb­ru­ary 6th to 24th 2012 at Ply­mouth Col­lege of Art

‘View­ing Room’ aims to explore and dis­cuss the role of the book with­in con­tem­por­ary cre­at­ive prac­tices. Through util­iz­ing examples from The Lib­rary of Inde­pend­ent Exchange the cur­at­ors will con­struct with­in the gal­lery a sys­tem of cat­egor­isa­tion denot­ing key forms of artist pub­lic­a­tion.

The exhib­i­tion will show prin­ted mat­ter from The Lib­rary of Inde­pend­ent Exchange, organ­ised into cat­egor­ies, examin­ing ideas of con­struc­tion, mar­ket value and format. Also included is a new sec­tion of works explor­ing poetry and per­form­ance writ­ing. The cur­at­ors of ‘View­ing Room’ have also invited selec­ted pub­lish­ers and artists to con­trib­ute lists of their ‘favour­ite’ books from their own per­son­al col­lec­tions, explor­ing the idea of what is held in a col­lec­tion and its influ­ence on the cre­at­ive out­put of their keep­ers.
 — L.I.E.

Fea­tur­ing spe­cial con­tri­bu­tions from: Ed Ruscha (USA), New Jer­seyy (CH), Hans Ulrich Obrist (UK), Jem Southam (UK), Jeff Eaton (USA), Ben­jamin Som­mer­halder (CH), Lionel Bovi­er (CH), Marco Kane Braun­sch­weiler (USA), Lay­la Tweedie-Cul­len (NZ), Alec Fin­lay (UK).

Lit­er­ary con­tri­bu­tions from: Fri­ary Road House (UK), Crater Press  (UK), Mark Leahy (UK), A Cir­cu­lar (UK), Tony Lopez (UK), Gagar­in (BE), Holly Pester (UK), Hot Gun Journ­al (UK), half­circle (UK). A short film by An End­less Sup­ply (UK) will be on loop in the gal­lery for the dur­a­tion of the exhib­i­tion.

The Gal­lery @ Ply­mouth Col­lege of Art
Tav­is­tock Place
Ply­mouth Devon, PL4 8AT

Feb­ru­ary 6th to 24th 2012
Open­ing recep­tion Feb­ru­ary 8th 2012 from 5 to 7.30 pm