THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013
Curated by [David Maroto](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/david-maroto) and [Joanna Zielińska](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/joanna-zielinska) With artworks by: Tim Etchells (UK), Tom Gidley (UK), Jill Magid (USA), Roee Rosen (Israel), Lindsay Seers (UK), Goldin+Senneby (Sweden), Alexandre Signh (France), Julia Weist (USA) With novels by: Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Liam Gillick, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol… to a total of around 130 titles. The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. An investigation of the creative consequences when artists choose the novel as a medium is the core of this long-term project and research. For an increasing number of artists, the novel is becoming a means to generate new art objects in the scope of a multidisciplinary practice. A collection of novels written by artists and a parallel online database are available for public perusal in a Reading Room, together with a selection of artworks that are inextricably linked to some of the novels. The artist novels collection is also on view at [M HKA](http://ensembles.mhka.be/events/what-happens-when-the-artwork-becomes-a-novel) (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium –from 6th December 2012 to 21st April 2013) and it has been acquired by the museum to be included in its collection.
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It Has To Be This Way²
Lindsay Seers, M. Anthony Penwill, It Has To Be This Way², 2011. Book, ink, paper, 12.9 x 19.8 cm, 174 p, language: English, publisher: Matt's Gallery, London, ISBN: 978 0 907623 76 2.
Hashish Psychosis: What I...
Stuart Ringholt, Hashish Psychosis: What It’s Like To Be Mentally Ill and Recover, 2006. Book, ink, paper, 23.4 x 16.5 cm, 123 p, language: English, publisher: Victoria, Australia: Stuart Ringholt, ISBN: 0-646-45765-9.
Witkacy (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz), Pożegnanie Jesieni, 2010. Book, ink, paper, 21.3 x 15.3 cm, 322 p, language: Polish, publisher: Kraków: Wydawnictwo Zielona Sowa, ISBN: 9788376234748 .
Salvador Dalí, Hidden Faces, 2007. Book, ink, paper, 19.7 x 13 cm, 318 p, language: English, publisher: Peter Owen Publishers, ISBN: 9780720613049.