13/10/2021 - 30/01/2022
One of several institutions around the world to do so, Kettle's Yard, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of , a renowned publisher of artists’ books based in Madrid. 13th October-30th January 2022.
This special display presents works by five artists placed in dialogue with the artworks, objects and spaces of the Kettle’s Yard House. As well as artists’ books, the exhibition encompasses paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by artists who have collaborated with Ivorypress, including two, Chillida and Long, who have previously exhibited at Kettle’s Yard. The display will feature work by; Fernando Casasempere, Eduardo Chillida, Mariana Cook, Richard Long, Blanca Miró Skoudy.
Works in the House:
In the Bechstein Room: works by Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere (b. 1958) explore the artist’s three sources of inspiration: pre-Hispanic heritage, the Chilean landscape and the artist’s life in London. A painting made from clay on felt will temporarily replace Roger Hilton’s October 1955 Calm (Black, Grey, Brown and White), offering an alternative approach to landscape, place and time.
In Helen Ede' bedroom: Six black and white photographs by American photographer Mariana Cook (b. 1955). The contemplative images, some of which were captured by the artist during the last ten days of her mother’s life, include abstractions of interior spaces, everyday objects, light and shadow.
In the Attic: A selection of works on paper by Spanish artists Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) and Blanca Miró Skoudy (b. 1987) interact with prints and drawings by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska from the Kettle’s Yard collection. A selection of Chillida’s ink drawings made for Reflections, the first artist’s book published by Ivorypress, are shown alongside Miró Skoudy’s line drawings of abstracted bodies inspired by Cubism and Surrealism.
On the table in the Library: an artist’s book by Richard Long (b. 1945) titled Walking and Sleeping documents 10 routes and 7 walks taken by the artist. Each page represents one day, exploring ideas of time, space, place and distance through the artist’s photographs, texts and original mud drawings.
© Mariana Cook, Shadow of My Hand, 1999. Gelatin silver print, 35.5 x 28 cm. Courtesy Ivorypress.
Founded in 1996 by Elena Ochoa Foster, Ivorypress become a publishing house specialising in artists’ books. The project currently encompasses a wide range of areas and activities within the framework of contemporary art, including its own exhibition space and bookshop, art consultancy and art exhibitions curatorship, editorial services, audio-visual productions and education.
This project is part of a multi-institutional exhibitions programme taking place in museums and libraries across Europe and the United States during 2021 and 2022, on the occasion of Ivorypress’ twenty-fifth anniversary.
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