The Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair is the core around which PAGES, an integrated programme of related initiatives, has been developed to provide opportunities by engaging artists with audience and the audience with the medium of artists’ books. The dynamic of these initiatives provides wide ranging possibilities for the development of artists’ practice and audience experience, the results of these building into a core of knowledge to inform future activities.
In conjunction with the 2011 book fair, a series of exhibitions and events have been programmed highlighting the breadth of current book, text and reading related projects and art practices. Curated by new and established artists and curators, the programme brings the work of regional, national and international artists to the city including:
Between Shelves, curated by John McDowall, The Brotherton, HMI and Leeds College of Art Libraries
Home From Home, curated by Louise Atkinson, 153 Woodhouse Lane, 11 – 18 March
HOTEL/MOTEL/MOTET, curated by Chris Taylor, Wild Pansy Press Project Space, 23 Feb – 20 March
30 Years of the New Arcadian Journal, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, 17 January – 19 March
Where Spheres Intersect, curated by Stuart Mugridge, various locations