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Feb 3 - Apr 23, 2017
An exhibition of printed matter and performance works by Barcelona-based artist Dora García. Her first institutional solo show in the UK, the exhibition coincides with the 20th PAGES International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March.
García’s show will provide a retrospective look at her career-long production of book editions, book sculptures and the ongoing connection within her practice to popular literature, theatre and film. For These books were alive; they spoke to me! García will stage a new iteration of several performance works, some of which have never been performed in English or outside of Spain before.
‘These books were alive; they spoke to me,’ is a quote from François Truffaut’s 1966 dystopic cult film Fahrenheit 451 (based on Ray Bradbury’s novel of the same name). This literary reference opens up a framework for the exhibition and expanded programme, which features books about performance and performances about books.

Feb 9 - Apr 22, 2018
In The City of Lost Times is Pakistani artist Mahbub Jokhio’s first solo show in the UK. Fascinated with public spaces that have a very private dimension, Jokhio’s work has recently focussed on graveyards in Pakistan. Graveyards in Pakistan are frequently seen as spaces solely for the dead, and are not often visited beyond funerals and burials. However, Mahbub Jokhio suggests they should be places where both the living and the dead can co-exis.
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Click to enlargeMADIHA AIJAZ
Feb 9 - Apr 22, 2018
Madiha Aijaz's first solo show in the UK centres around the public libraries of Karachi. Aijaz sees these spaces as a lens to view the changing landscape of Pakistan’s most populous city Karachi. The central film, These Silences Are All the Words, 2017, focuses on the Bedil Library and how the librarians and the library’s users reflect on the city outside the library’s walls and the shift of language from Urdu to English. Aijaz works with photography, film and fiction, exploring how pleasure and entertainment are experienced in public spaces.
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Feb 9 - Apr 22, 2018
The House That Heals the Soul is both an exhibition and a functioning publishing studio. All of the resources, equipment and expertise necessary to produce printed matter are available to use during the exhibition. After a short induction, you could publish your own novella, artist edition or zine. All we ask is that you leave one copy here to build an archive of the publications produced.
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