Felicia Atkinson

Sprint Book Fair 2016, Nov 25 – 27

22 November 2016

The 2016 edition of the Sprint Book Fair taking place at various locations across Milan is opening November 25 to the 27.

The non-profit, independent publishers and artist books salon is now in its fourth edition, bringing together a weekend of exhibition, talks, performances, screenings, workshops and readings.

Some events include a screening of A Walk with Dorothée Dupuis (Petunia) and Jessica Gysel (Girls Like Us) Around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower in Brussels presented by online exhibition space Buenos Tiempos Int. at Teatro Verdi. It will be part of Ten Kilos of Apples in a Straw Basket and a One Hour Sound Piece Surrounded by Magical Carpets by Félicia Atkinson and shelter press where “an environment composed of a poem, a sound piece, ten kilos of apples surrounded by carpets” will be presented. 

The BLADE BANNER group exhibition invites artists to “produce an image all-over printed in a silk fabric module” and features works by Chiara FumaiLorenza Longhi, Beatrice Marchi and Jacopo Miliani among others.

See the Sprint Book Fair website for the full programme and more details.**

Speed Demon Queer Zine, Scanned image (2016). Courtesy of Sprint Book Fair, Milan.
Speed Demon Queer Zine, Scanned image (2016). Courtesy of Sprint Book Fair, Milan.
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Fenêtre Project (2015) exhibition photos

15 May 2015

we wanted to be better and ended up being happythe name of a Fenêtre project-curated show that opened at Galerie Joseph Tang on March 27 (exhibition photos, top right), is now making its online migration in collaboration with OFluxo Blog. It is also a paradoxical statement that could drive you into an existential scream if you let it. Aren’t better people happier? Or is that ignorant people? Are they happier because they forgot it all? Are we sadder because we keep remembering?

The title, their press release writes, is an offhand statement in reply to the “promise of futurity in mainstream sci-fi culture in the 1980s and 1990s”. The future, they say, is a thing of the past; in contemporary culture, “presence has substituted promise, favouring a view of the future as an abridged temporal phenomenon”. We no longer have even nostalgia to cling to.

Tilman Hornig, 'TXT on Devices' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Dustin Cauchi + Francesca Mangion.
Tilman Hornig, ‘TXT on Devices’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Dustin Cauchi + Francesca Mangion.

The group show, which features Felicia AtkinsonDustin Cauchi, Pierre Clément, and Tilman Hornig, ran at Galerie Joseph Tang for one weekend in late March as part of the ongoing Fenêtre Project in collaboration with the Paris gallery, and is launching at its digital home for an online exhibition. The “curatorial / editorial / convening / creative practice”, developed by Mangion and Cauchi, deals with the dialectics of online/offline and the ways in which the two are converging in the contemporary art field.

Examining curation as an active, dynamic practice, they set up a landscape or “micro ecosystem” of signs and signals composed in hand-engraved text on various objects, like routers, silent speakers, laser pointers, and organic matter. “In this landscape,” they write, “the works co-habit the space harmoniously. This landscape however, harbours a system of signification that is not always visible, at times manifesting a disruption that destabilises this found harmony.” **

Exhibition photos, top right.

The Fenêtre Project group exhibition was on at Paris’ Galerie Joseph Tang, opening March 27. Their SANKAINET solo show is on at Cyprus’ Ground, running May 16 – 17.  

Header image: Dustin Cauchi, ‘055XB’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy the artist.

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