Posters are printed. Check them out with our (nearly) full list of contributors. More to be announced soon
We’ve got some Good Press and Museums Press books available at Kiosk over this weekend. It’s part of the Art Licks weekend and is taking place at the Peckham Pelican. Go, support a genuinely good project! OH, they’re also publishing a zine by GP heart throb Jamie Shaw too. Double whammy, Glasgow away from Glasgow! Have fun!
It’s the first day of 3-ply’s residency of The Stool here at Good Press! We’re honoured to have a sculpture by Elizabeth Newman on show for the first two weeks. Come by, see it properly! FRIDAY at 5pm we are hosting a reading from Elizabeth’s book ‘More than what there is’, join us!
The final From the Author install has also begun today, from an imprint close to our hearts, Verdrusz Books!
Please join us THIS FRIDAY (3rd October) for the first reading, of Elizabeth Newman’s writing. It’ll take place at 5pm and will be read by Alex Stursberg & Leel Dongyeon Lee. Come along, listen and join in!
TODAY is the last day of our/the Museums Press install as part of From the Author. For those who haven’t been keeping tabs, we’ve been showing work from and compiling the components of MUSEUMS SIX into finished publications.
From tomorrow, we welcome newish publishing imprint Verdrusz Books to From the Author as they plot out artists and influences for upcoming editions.
Leon’s HUUUUUGE poster on the backside of the funnies for Museums Six - get it - www.museumspress.co.uk
We’re very, very, very happy to present to you…
Finally, here for you in September 2014, Museums Six. 260+ pages spread over, two A4 risograph printed booklets, a bootleg booklet, a small scale zine, a HUGE scale fold out funnies comics section, a poster come advert and a photo-print. All packaged up in screenprinted Lucy Jones wrapping.
Within the two A4 booklets, you will find contributions from Nicholas Ainsworth, Matthias Connor, Michael Crowe, Alex Felton, Jessica Susan Higgins, Heather Faye Kahn, Aidan Koch, Sarah Lowndes, Jamie McNeill, Sarah Rara, David Rule, Dylan Serventi, David Korty interviewed by Ethan Swan, Évita Yumul and Suzanna Zak
Within the huge, fold-out, double sided poster-come-Museums Six Funnies Marc Baines, Felix De Combat, Malcy Duff, Espen Friberg, Alex Heilbron, Leon Sadler, Matthew Thurber and Matthew Walkerdine.
The petit yellow booklet, is Letter To The Committee by David Roeder
The 100 page booklet is by Kingsboro Press, and is a bootleg of Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era by Rebecca Solnit.
The small, hand holdable photographic print comes courtesy of Jason Roberts Dobrin.
The Realest by Comfortable On A Tightrope, is a statement of intent for the comeback of The Realest.
FREEDOM ISA BONFIRE
15th October until 8th November 2014
A new installation courtesy of LA based photographer, writer and artist Suzanna Zak. The show will be accompanied by a new publication.
Our Museums Press install for From the Author begins TODAY! We’re highlighting the work from and making of the huge Museums Six. The publication will feature Nicholas Ainsworth, Marc Baines, Comfortable On A Tightrope, Matthias Connor, Michael Crowe, Felix De Combat, Malcy Duff, Alex Felton, Alex Heilbron, Jessica Susan Higgins, Lucy Jones, Heather Faye Kahn, Kingsboro Press, Aidan Koch, Sarah Lowndes, Jamie McNeill, Sarah Rara, Jason Roberts Dobrin, David Roeder, David Rule, Leon Sadler, Dylan Serventi, Ethan Swan, Matthew Thurber, Matthew Walkerdine, Évita Yumul and Suzanna Zak. MORE AS THE DAYS GO BY!
Through October, November and December, we are delighted to announce that 3-ply are residents of The Stool!
3-ply is an independent publishing initiative that focuses on publication, writing, editing and translation as an extension of art practice.
As part of their residency, 3-ply have curated a roster of two week small scale installations from a range of highly regarded Australian artists including Elizabeth Newman, Christopher L G Hill, Matt Hinkley, Liang Luscombe, Angela Brennan, Stephen Bram, Masato Takasaka & Nicholas Mangan. They will be joined by Holly Childs and Phoebe Clark, who will be present at dates tbc. to do readings of their own work with archiving (Phoebe Clark), and from their new novella in progress (Holly Childs)
Over the coming months, each installation will be accompanied by one, or a series of readings open to all. They will take place mostly on Fridays. Currently, we are looking for participants to read aloud texts by the first two artists, Elizabeth Newman & Christopher L G Hill (see below below for in-depth bios!)
The first reading event will take place on Friday 3rd October and will be the introduction to Elizabeth Newman’s monograph ‘More Than What There Is’
The second reading event will take place on Friday 10th October and will be two texts, ‘Lack Of Knowledge’ and ‘Asylum’, also by Elizabeth Newman.
We are currently looking for readers -
‘People who might be interested in the readings could be: artists who want to think about a critical position for painting; people interested in a politically aware position of art; psychoanalysts, philosophers or artists interested in interrogating knowledge, subjectivity, social conditions within with art operates.’
The third reading event will take place on Friday 17th October and will be a series of twitter poems by Christopher L G Hill.
We are currently looking for 10 readers for this occasion -
‘really anybody who is open to experimental poetry’
Also, as part of Christopher L G Hill’s reading, and show of work, a bootlegging ring will be initiated to copy, in any way the copier wishes, Hill’s recent book/collection of writings ‘Tink Thank’
If you’re based in, or near Glasgow and are interested in reading with us on any of these dates, please get in touch!
Those who don’t want to read, but are interested in coming to listen, absorb and discuss the texts, are more than welcome! We will advertise specific times for these readings in the coming week.
Elizabeth Newman (1962, Melbourne) has been making and exhibiting art since the early 1980s. Using painting, installation, printmaking and found objects to articulate an idiosyncratic subjective position, Newman’s work makes manifest questions about the philosophical and social conditions of art. Constructing with simple forms, minimal means and found materials, Newman proposes a subjectivity engaged in the materiality of being, while at the same time caught in the nets of representation. Recent exhibitions include Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, In the Cut at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Flow at the Prague Biennale, and a solo presentation, The true collector looks for the work that is unfinished, at Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne). Other recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Hamish McKay Gallery (Auckland, NZ), Spazio A (Pistoia, Italy), Neon Parc (Melbourne), Art Copenhagen and NADA at Art Koln.
Christopher L G Hill
Words in order, controlled by one seems fruitless, free with one not so much. What is a poetry not under a democratic Id, or a totalitarian one for that matter. I hope it is Anarchism. I hope my words and thoughts are free. This extends and contracts in it’s confines, be it organisational, installation, books, tweets, performance, sound and extended practice through lived experience. Instances of the texts alluding too, in response, materialising unto tink thank are:
*excerpt of “never werk, all art is problematic (self governed thesis)” in Evergreen issue one, 2008
*”never werk, all art is problematic (self governed thesis)”2009 as an exhibition at y3k, as well as physical 3 incarnations designed by James Deutsher
*”another you, a picture of you, voice message, mime” poem novella, published by Y3K 2010
*”another you, a picture of you, voice message, mime” hyperlink blog page, 2011
*”@CLGHill” twitter 2011-today
*”Never werk, all art is problematic”, published as part of Endless Lonely Planet I, 2011
*”Micromanagement” exhibition at Utopian Slumps, printed A4 texts 2012
*”Of Sunset” exhibition with James Deutsher at kalimanrawlins, printed A4 texts 2013
*reading of twitter generated poems at Centre for style, 2013
*Poetry supplement of Endless Lonely Planet III, 2013
*preveiw reading of “tink thank” via phone at Slopes from Lismore 2014
*video version of “tink thank” with sound response as part of “living things” at Lismore regional gallery 2014
*tink thank, book, 3ply and Poly:be press 2014
*Launch and readings of/about “tink thank” at Slopes by Justin Clemens, Alex Selenitsch, and Christopher L G Hill 2014
*edition of one 60 minute cut up recording of “tink thank”, accompanied by a vocal noise recording of the same length on c120 tape for Liquid Architecture fundraiser 2014
*reading from”tink thank” at Gertrude contemporary 2014
*mixed documents including all documents of published works as part of “Art as a Verb”, MUMA, 2014
Its coming, THIS WEEK. As part of ’ From the Author ’ at Good Press, our Glasgow home, we will be assembling and selling Museums Six for the first time. This is like a pre-time.
To whet your appetite, here is some information.
Contributions to the publication were requested from artists, writers, non-artists, people we’re fond of, designers, photographers and publishing friends in the forms of narrative image/text based work, fiction, non-fiction, comics, a bootleg, a photographic print and a couple of enquries.
Within two 72 page booklets, you will find new work from Nicholas Ainsworth, Matthias Connor, Michael Crowe, Alex Felton, Jessica Susan Higgins, Heather Faye Kahn, Aidan Koch, Sarah Lowndes, Jamie McNeill, Sarah Rara, David Rule, Dylan Serventi, Ethan Swan, Évita Yumul and Suzanna Zak.
The over-oversize funnies section will be funnies from Marc Baines, Felix De Combat, Malcy Duff, Alex Heilbron, Leon Sadler, Matthew Thurber and Matthew Walkerdine
David Roeder provides a 12 page letter.
Kingsboro Press supply the 100 page bootleg book.
Jason Roberts Dobrin with the photo-print.
Comfortable On A Tightrope advertise a new time for The Realest.
AND this is all beautifully packaged by Lucy Jones.
WE CAN’T WAIT!
The brilliant Alma Matters presentation of two publications in the works is still ongoing until the end of tomorrow, don’t miss it. Following that, it’ll be all elbow grease and paper folding as we compile MUSEUMS SIX on the tables. Come see and buy from our production line!
We’re fast approaching the end of Publication Studio, Portland’s time at The Stool :( You’ve got until the end of September to come in and see it, and the beautiful editions will live on forever. TAKE A LOOK ON THE WEBSITE for photographs and to purchase any or all of the outcomes.
Thats the sad news, the GOOD news is we’ll be welcoming Australian publisher 3-ply as the next residents! 3-ply is an independent publishing initiative that focuses on publication, writing, editing and translation as an extension of art practice, directed by the wonderful Fayen d’Evie.
The Stool will become a footnote to a broader programme of readings and subtle interventions. This will involve a series of sculptural installations on the stool, with associated readings by us here at Good Press, associates of 3-ply and others who would like to take part.
Artists invited by 3-ply to participate are Elizabeth Newman, Christopher L G Hill, Matt Hinkley, Liang Luscombe & Angela Brennan, Masato Takasaka and Nicholas Mangan.
This programme will be announced in the near future, but for now, 3-ply
WEBSHOP UPDATE - BOOKS
Sooooo, we’ve got your new Breakdown Press (here is Lando’s impressive ‘Gardens of Glass’, we’ve got your ‘Fiametta Dixit’ by Luca de Leva, we’ve got the very special, very brand new ‘The Big Fig’ by Johanna Jackson, plus MORE from House Rules and Lena Michalek.
More updated over the coming days!
WEBSHOP UPDATE - ZINES
Fiiiiinally! Lots going up today, more coming in the next few days. Its been great new stuff overload round here. Now its time for you to take some off of our hands!
We’ve got new zines and booklets from Jamie & Rickie McNeill (pictured), Famicon Express (Leon Sadler’s ‘Alive Energy’ pictured), Breakdown Press (here is ‘Treasure Island #1’ by Connor Willumsen), Nicolas Burrows (pictured pictured pictured) PLUS more from Jack Teagle, Donya Todd, William Edmonds, Jay Cover, Catherine Ailsa Jones, Eyeball Comix - MORE!