Archive | March, 2015

Off the s{h}elf exhibition – Second edition – Call out

7 Mar


‘Off the shelf: the eclectic in the artist’s book’ is an exhibition dedicated to artist’s publications. It aims to bring together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the eclectic in it’s essence . Eclectic is a word that emerged in Ancient Greece. It denominated a group of philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognised school of thought, but selected and created their doctrines as they wished getting inspiration from various schools. We are therefore aiming for artist books that experiment with an array of styles,  inspired from and recombining a broad and diverse range of sources.

‘Off the shelf: the eclectic in the artist’s book’ exhibition welcomes submissions from a wide range of genres, including: handmade books, object-books, sculptural books, altered books, installation books, photobooks, photozines, print-on-demand books, zines, serial editions (artists’ magazines), multimedia books and ebooks or any other  you might see fitting into the ‘book’ category.

Our  second edition will be developed in collaboration  with  i’klectik Art-Lab


How to submit:

Submit your book here 

If you have any doubts email for  relevant  submission form and further guidelines on how to send us your book(s)

A submission fee of 7 GBP is required , to be paid by paypal

submission fee

Entrance fee is non-refundable.

Submission deadline : 15th May 2015 Books must be received by May 15th (postmark)

Post to :  i’klectik Art-Lab Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane SE1 7LG London

Private view: Friday May 29 18:00-21:00

Open: Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31 st May: 12pm-7pm

Off the s{h}elf charges no commission fee for publications sold throughout the event: revenues made will revert to the artists in full. Works will not be insured by Off the s{h}elf and are submitted at the artist’s risk. Each artist is responsible  to deliver and collect her/his works : collection dates to be arranged by email to Alternatively,  include a SAE with the correct postage costs. Off the s{h}elf shall not be held responsible for publications not collected on the specific agreed times/dates.

About : i’klectik Art-Lab is a brand new creative space located in Lambeth North,  dedicated to the support of the development of cross disciplinary lines to promote experimental contemporary art .Eduardo Solaz started the space in October 2014, with the hope to create a laboratory where inter-disciplinary lines can overlap to create projects that address social, political, cultural and critical issues. i’klectik is open to collaborative projects such as workshops, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, sound & music events, performances and readings to catalyse education, growth and transformation for the local community and the greater public.

‘Off the shelf: the eclectic in the artist’s book’ is curated by Eduardo Solaz, Maria Lusitano and Teresa Paiva.

Eduard Solaz is a creative who was born in Barcelona in 1979. With a background in Drama and Film studies (CECC Barcelona 2000-2003) he collaborated in different awarded films ‘Poliedro’ (2004) ,TV shows, and International Film festival ‘Filmets’ (2009) .In 2010 he moved to London where he obtained his Fine Art BA at The Cass  (2013) with The Cass Alumni Award. His work is mainly based on Installation Art. He explores the relationship between psyche and space through sound, video, performance art and sculptures ‘It is a Matter of Time’ (2013). His interested in participatory art and after being involved in different multi-disciplinary events Spontaneous Combustion (2013) and The Hackney Wicked Art Festival (2013) he founded I’klectik. He aims to create a ‘social installation’ for artists and the community where knowledge and creative interaction are used as a tool to generate social engagement.

Maria Lusitano was born in Lisbon in 1971 and lives currently in London. She concluded her PhD on essaystic filmmaking at University of Westminster in 2015. In her art practice she explores narrative in projects that experiment with historical narrative, memory, and concepts of time. She works with essayistic filmmaking and artist’s publications. She participated in Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, 29th S. Paulo Biennial (2010),  Photo Espana. She has exhibited in other venues, including the Lundskonsthall, Sweden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm,  Joshibi University, Tokyo and the University of Fine Arts, Seoul, MUKHTA, Antwerp. Her videos and artist books are part of the EDP Foundation Collection, National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou

Teresa  Paiva is a  multidisciplinary artist and art educator , based in London. She is currently undertaking postgraduate studies at Chelsea College of Arts ( MA Fine Arts/ Part-time). Teresa has developed a myriad of cross-disciplinary and collaborative  projects in the past , to include  ‘ProjectOroom'( 2010/11) video art screenings in collaboration with Midden Video Art Festival , Greece ; ‘BeyondZero'(2012)  art exhibition and artist movies screening on issues of climate change, in collaboration with Sarah Wang (CIA) at the former Flexi Space-  Stockwell Studios, Flutter ( project space)  at Acava Studios-Grange Walk and Artery Arts  . Often working with found elements, her current practice deals with themes of appropriation,  spolia and contemporary archeology  and the liminal boundaries between history and fiction. Most recent solo exhibitions include  ‘ What is left’ , KC Grad,Belgrade, Serbia ( upcoming) ‘Spolia ’ – Belgrade Air, Serbia ,‘Replicants’ – flutter_, London, UK ;  ‘Spolia – Mute Speak ’ , ACCEA ( Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art), Yerevan , Armenia and  ‘Perfect Crimes’ – Xerem online gallery, Portugal and Flutter Space, London UK (two person exhibition) .