Strong Room has been selected for a curated exhibition showcasing the best new European artists’ books at KALEID 2014 on Saturday 19 July in London.
Fifty new European artists’ books were selected by David Senior, Bibliographer at MoMA Library, New York; Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian at the National Art Library at the V&A Museum, London and Sofie Dederen, Director of the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, National Arts Library, V&A Museum explains:
“William Morris, Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Ed Ruscha, Anselm Kiefer: many of the greatest modern artists and designers have excelled themselves in the book format. The book offers artists sculptural and temporal formats, collaborative stimulus, and the opportunity to reach an audience in a particularly intimate way. KALEID editions make a real contribution to the arts by encouraging today’s artists and designers to ‘do books’, in awareness both of the great tradition and of the now. It carefully fosters appreciation, distribution and conversation among artists, critics and collectors, private and institutional. Far from killing the book, the digital information has made it exciting. People want to mix with books in real space: book fairs spring up almost every week. KALEID 2014 is especially valuable in mixing work from across Europe into the British scene, selected for conceptual strength and excellence of making.”
The exhibition is free to attend, tickets are available through the website. KALEID 2014