What happened?

MA Book Arts
Publication as Practice

Not a catalogue

The purpose of this 4-day project is to investigate the exhibition catalogue using it as a starting point and central device to experiment with and produce alternatives to. Part of our investigation will look at the history and politics of the exhibition catalogue and how artists have occupied this space to produce and distribute new pieces of work. Throughout the project students will learn about and participate in editing, essay writing, indexing, design and production activities in the attempt towards a collective ‘publication’ of their choice. Students are asked to bring along 2 pieces of documentation from a work in their degree show as a starting point for discussion.


This project by recently graduated CSM students attempts to expand ways of representing
an artwork through a publication.


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