THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013
Curated by [David Maroto](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/david-maroto) and [Joanna Zielińska](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/joanna-zielinska) With artworks by: Tim Etchells (UK), Tom Gidley (UK), Jill Magid (USA), Roee Rosen (Israel), Lindsay Seers (UK), Goldin+Senneby (Sweden), Alexandre Signh (France), Julia Weist (USA) With novels by: Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Liam Gillick, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol… to a total of around 130 titles. The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. An investigation of the creative consequences when artists choose the novel as a medium is the core of this long-term project and research. For an increasing number of artists, the novel is becoming a means to generate new art objects in the scope of a multidisciplinary practice. A collection of novels written by artists and a parallel online database are available for public perusal in a Reading Room, together with a selection of artworks that are inextricably linked to some of the novels. The artist novels collection is also on view at [M HKA](http://ensembles.mhka.be/events/what-happens-when-the-artwork-becomes-a-novel) (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium –from 6th December 2012 to 21st April 2013) and it has been acquired by the museum to be included in its collection.
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Notes from the Invisible ...
Trong Gia Nguyen, Notes from the Invisible Box of Valery Osser, 2008. Book, ink, paper, 15.6 x 23.4 cm, 752 p, language: English, publisher: Self-Published, ISBN: N/A.
Mark Waugh, Bubble Entendre, 2009. Book, ink, paper, 19.5 x 13.1 cm, 119 p, language: English, publisher: Bookworks, London, ISBN: 9781906012120.
Justine Frank, Roee Rosen, Sweet Sweat, 2009. Book, ink, paper, 14.9 x 20 cm, 236 p, language: English, translation from Hebrew, publisher: Berlin/Antwerpen : Sternberg Press/Extra City - Center for Contemporary Art (originally published by Babel Publishers, Tel Aviv, 2001), ISBN: 978-1-933128-66-5.
The Marque of the Third S...
Alexandre Singh, The Marque of the Third Stripe, 2008. Book, ink, paper, 19.7 x 14 cm, 1079 p., language: English, publisher: Preromanbritain and Monitor Gallery, ISBN: 9780982139509.