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The Book Lovers The Book Lovers

The Book Lovers is a research project on the artist’s novel by artist David Maroto and curator Joanna Zielińska. The Book Lovers explore the different ways in which the artist’s novel is employed as a medium in the visual artists, exactly as installation, video, or performance. At its base, there is the creation of a bibliography and collection of artists' novels with the continuous support of M HKA (Antwerp). These are complemented with a series of exhibitions, performance programs, commissions, and pop-up bookstores. This collaboration has enabled them to engage with a host of international institutions, including De Appel (Amsterdam); Whitechapel Gallery (London); Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw); CCA Glasgow; Fabra i Coats (Barcelona); Index (Stockholm); EFA Project Space (NYC); and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), a.o. The Book Lovers have edited various publications, including the anthology Artist Novels (Sternberg Press, 2015); the artist’s novel Tamam Shud (Sternberg Press, 2018); and Obieg Magazine no. 8, 'Art & Literature: A Mongrel's Guide' (2018).

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