Please Turn Over: The Artists’ Book

A Cardiff School of Art & Design and Library exhibition: ‘Please Turn Over: The Artists’ Book’ opens tomorrow in the Heartspace on the 1st floor of Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Llandaff Campus December 4th 10.00am to December 18th 12.00 noon.


“Take the book, my friend, & read your eyes out; you will never find there what I find.”       Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal entry Feb 18, 1832

Please Turn Over: The Artists’ Book is an exhibition of book arts work by students and staff of Cardiff School of Art and Design, which considers artists’ books as creative process, living archive and research catalyst. Also on show will be artists’ books from Cardiff Metropolitan University Library’s Artists’ Books Collection, some donated by Ron King from his personal collection, also works by other significant artists such as Gilbert & George, Ed Ruscha, Dieter Roth and Sol Lewitt.

open books

Also featured is ‘Open Books’ an international touring exhibition: the response by 16 artists to Chinese folding books.

Further to this, we look forward to welcoming Ron King, John Christie and Sam Winston on Friday afternoon to view the exhibition, meet with CSAD and Library staff and students in advance of LIVRES D’ARTISTES: THE ARTIST’S BOOK conference being held this weekend at Cardiff University.


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