Event — The Reading Room @ Union Station

About two years ago The Reading Room appeared the first time on this blog. Since then i follow their activities with great interest. Therefore it makes me very happy to write this post: From May 19th to June 23rd 2012 The Reading Room is exhibited at Grand Union in Birmingham…

“In addition to the traditionally known artist-made books, artist monographs or exhibition catalogues, the published format itself is now regularly viewed as a primary site for an artist’s engagement. While often considered as secondary to the more prevalent presentation space of the gallery, the act of publishing has developed itself into a self-contained and highly resonant method of artistic expression. The Reading Room focuses on the publication utilised as medium and context for art practices, in which the artists choose deliberately and critically to engage with the format, using its materiality, edges and frame as tools for both visual and semantic communication.

For this exhibition at Grand Union, their collection will displayed dynamically according to six curatorial axes, exploring the spectrum of relationships between conceptual content, physical publication formats and the experience of the Reader. Grand Union will also show a programme of screen based works that expand on these ideas and the act of reading.”
— Grand Union

Grand Union

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street
Birmingham, B5 5RS, UK

May 19th to June 23rd 2012 from Thursdays to Sundays, 12 to 5pm
Opening: May 18th from 6 to 8pm