The idea as book: The book as idea

Karenjit Sandhu

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On 14th July 2009 the artist’s book came under interrogation during the seminar, the idea as book : the book as idea, in association with MA Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway University of London and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. The seminar was part of a series of events tying in with the ICA’s exhibition Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. The exhibition, which ran from the 17th June through to the 23rd August 2009, was inspired by the concrete poetry movement of the 1960s, taking an imaginative and expansive look at text-based art practices from the 1960s to the present day. The seminar included a panel of poets, artists, publishers and academics working within the field of conceptual art and poetry and/or the field of artists’ books. The panel included: Redell Olsen, director of the MA in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway University of London; Allen Fisher, Professor of Poetry & Art at Manchester Metropolitan University; Mark Pawson, independent writer, artist and publisher; Elizabeth James, book historian, poet and librarian at the National Art Library; Kate Gallon, recent Royal Holloway graduate with a MA in Poetic Practice; Sharon Kivland, artist and writer, who was unable to be there in person but sent along her response to the exhibition including an image credited to Ron Haselden. The discussion was chaired by Karen Sandhu.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Blue Notebook: Journal for artists' books
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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