A Reading List

violet x BOOOOOKS

1 June—29 June 2024

A Reading List celebrates the production and dissemination of knowledge through the act of independent, experimental and artist-led publishing. The project involves a range of publishing, archiving, print and distribution practices by artists, curators, designers and art workers; bringing these into relation and dialogue via the realisation of the bookshop and reading room at Violet.

The space aims to open up new connections through live processes of encounter and exchange around printed matter, where visitors can engage and think with the material in the space. There are opportunities to connect, correspond and collaborate during the public programme and over the four-week duration of the project.

Together with BOOOOOKS, Violet invites a selection of independent publishers of artists books for a month-long bookshop and reading room, titled A Reading List. Among the artists are Giles Bailey, Bastiaan van Aarle, Marie-Sophie Beinke, David Boon, stanley brouwn, Angus Carlyle, Alan Charlton, Maud Cotter, Simon Cutts, Laurie Clark & Thomas A Clark, Hamish Fulton, Jef Geys, Rubén Grilo, Liesbet Grupping, Ian Hamilton Finley, Dan Holdsworth, Erika Van Horn, Maarten Inghels, Christian Jendreiko & Markus Karstiess, Ana Jotta, Alice Ladenburg, Anais Lezy, Peter Liversidge, Richard Long, Ines Martins, Paul Morrison, Annie Naskyd, Carol Robertson, Marnicq Roebben, Jani Ruscica, Slow Reading Club, Dominique Somers, Vibe Stalpaert & Jasper Coremans, Sarah Stone, Trevor Sutton, Maud Vande Veire, herman de vries, Ian Whittlesea, Bo Wielders, Stephen Willats, Eleanor Wright, Maria Zahle and more.

With contributing publishers: Apparent Extent, BOEKS, The Linz Café, Peter Foolen Editions, Coracle Press, So-Ri, M-S B Verlag, From Me To You.