The Book Lovers

EFA Project Space, New York

January 18, 2013

A Project about Artist Novels
January 25–March 9, 2013    

Opening reception: Friday, January 25, 7–9pm
Preview event (rsvp required): January 25, 6–7pm

EFA Project Space
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 12–6pm

projectspace [​at​] efanyc.org

www.efanyc.org

Artwork by Tim Etchells, Tom Gidley, Goldin+Senneby, Jill Magid, Roee Rosen, Lindsay Seers, Alexandre Singh, Julia Weist, plus a collection of 140 artist novels.      

Curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska

The Book Lovers, on view at EFA Project Space from January 25 to March 9, is an exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. The Book Lovers‘s curators embarked on this project in order to create public awareness about the growing trend of artists turning to the fiction novel as their medium.

Through an onsite collection of 140 novels written by artists and an installation of artworks in varied media that each link to select novels by their same artists, the curators of The Book Lovers invite us to think about literature as a tool for creating expanded narratives in the visual arts.   


Related events

PREVIEW: Presentation by Roee Rosen on the Jewish Belgian Surrealist artist and pornographer Justine Frank. 
Friday, January 25, 6–7pm (followed by opening reception)
*RSVP for preview required: contact lauren [​at​] efanyc.org

Goldin+Senneby Performance Video Screening in Connection with Headless 
At Regus Meeting Room, 112 West 34 St, 17th Floor
Friday, February 1, 3:30pm
Friday, February 15, 3:30pm
* Space is limited. RSVP required: contact lauren [​at​] efanyc.org.

A Tour of the Complete Works of Henry Darger, collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York
February 7, 4pm
*Space is limited. Email projectspace [​at​] efanyc.org for information      

Public Talk about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha with Woo Jung Cho
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm
Woo Jung Cho is the director of The Dream of the Audience, a film about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, the NYC-based artist and author of the novel Dictée. Some clips of the film will be shown.

Public Reading Performance with Keren Cytter based on White Diaries 
At EFA Project Space, 323 West 39 St, 2nd Floor 
Friday, March 8, 3–10pm
This event, based on Cytter’s novel White Diaries, is a durational performance—the chapters of the novel will be read out loud by actors.

Radio Reading Performance with Jill Magid
March 9, details TBA
The Book Lovers‘s artist Jill Magid will give a radio reading performance of the novel Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy. More information will be available at a later date. 


For press inquiries, please contact Michelle Levy, Director, EFA Project Space, michelle [​at​] efanyc.org.

Thanks to the generous support of Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs, New York; Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands; Polish Cultural Institute, New York City; Spain Culture New York–Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium.

EFA Project Space, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, was launched in September 2008 with a focus on the investigation of the creative process, aiming to provide dynamic exchanges between artists, cultural workers, and the public. The Project Space presents exhibitions and programs in collaboration with a diverse range of organizations, curators and artists to provide a comprehensive and critical perspective on creative practices.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity with three core programs: EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. www.efanyc.org

EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Private funding for the program has been received from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.