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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.

Click to enlargeSAELIA APARICIO
Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018
Aparicio’s figures take their skin off and leave it behind draped over chairs, creatures emerge from under fingernails, features are squashed and smashed together.
Underneath the skin, the body’s hidden functions are affected by the world outside, in the film A Mysterical Journey we travel into digestive tracts and through nerves and veins, as the body improbably digests chairs, mops, knives and pot plants. Humour, and an aesthetic style inspired by comic books and cartoons, belies a concern for the bodily impact of daily life, disease and age.
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