The Reading Room

In collaboration with Book Works, the Project Studio at Studio Voltaire was transformed into The Reading Room.

Established in 1984, Book Works is a leading contemporary arts organisation based in London which commissions and produces new work in full collaboration with artists. They work across media, publishing and producing: books, multiples, videos, CD-Roms, installations, time-based performance works and inaugurating discussions. Over a two-week period, visitors will be able to access this unique resource of over 70 artists’ books and special publications produced by Book Works. The Reading Room will also feature a selection of videos, audio works, posters and slide projections.

To coincide with The Reading Room, Studio Voltaire will launch A Guide to the Future, a new publication made by residents from the local area with playwright Suzy Almond, graphic designer James Lambert and artist Thurle Wright. A Guide to the Future will suggest creative possibilities for the future, including new languages, future fashions and radical technologies. Participating groups include: Collingwood Court Nursing Home, Stockwell Park High School and Kings Avenue Primary School.

Artists included:

Doug Aitken
Jordan Baseman
Stuart Brisley
Pavel Büchler
Michael Bracewell
Adam Chodzko
Nathan Coley
Tacita Dean
Jeremy Deller
Mark Dion
Yara El-Sherbini
Liam Gillick
Thomas Hirshhorn
Emma Kay
Janice Kerbal
Chad McCail
Jonathan Monk
Mike Nelson
Nils Norman
Elizabeth Price
Francis Stark
David Shrigley
Usman Saeed & Sukhdev Sandhu
Mark Titchner
Alison Turnbull
Lawrence Weiner
Eva Weinmayr

Supported by Lambeth Arts and Sir John Cass’s Foundation. With kind assistance from Arts Unwrapped/Creative London.

  1. The Reading Room, 2005. Courtesy of James Lambert, the artists and Studio Voltaire, London.

Studio Voltaire
1A Nelsons Row
London SW4 7JR

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