The Book Lovers

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Goldin+Senneby. Looking for Headless, by fictional author K.D. Chapters 1-4,
The Book Lovers

323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
January 25th, 2013 - March 9th, 2013
Opening: January 25th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

hell's kitchen
212-563-5855 x244
Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm
installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, figurative


With novels by: Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Liam Gillick, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol… to a total of around 140 titles.

The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. An investigation of the creative consequences when artists choose the novel as a medium is the core of this long-term project and research. For an increasing number of artists, the novel is becoming a means to generate new art objects in the scope of a multidisciplinary practice. A collection of novels written by artists and a parallel online database are available for public perusal in a Reading Room, together with a selection of artworks that are inextricably linked to some of the novels. The artist novels collection is also on view at M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium –from 6th December 2012 to 21st April 2013) and it has been acquired by the museum to be included in its collection.


Related events

Goldin + Senneby Performance Video Screening  

At Regus Meeting Room, 112 West 34 St, 17th Floor

Friday, February 1, 2013, 3:30pm
Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:30pm 

This performance video screening is in connection with Goldin + Senneby's Headless. Space for the event is limited. Reservations will be required. Email for information.

A Tour of the Complete Works of Henry Darger
, collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York
February 7, 4pm

*Space is limited.
Email for information     

Public Talk about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha with Woo Jung Cho

At EFA Project Space, 323 West 39 St, 2nd Floor
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30pm

Woo Jung Cho is the director of The Dream of the Audience, a film about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, the NYC- based artist and author of the novel Dictée who met a tragic early death. Some clips of the film will be shown.


Public Reading Performance with Keren Cytter based on White Diaries 
At EFA Project Space, 323 West 39 St, 2nd Floor 
Friday, March 8, 3–10pm

This event, based on Cytter's novel White Diaries, is a durational performance—the chapters of the novel will be read out loud by actors.


Radio Reading Performance with Jill Magid

Location TBA
Saturday, March 9, time TBA

The Book Lovers's artist Jill Magid will give a radio reading performance. More information will be available at a later date. 

Thanks to the generous support of:

Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs, New York; Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands; Polish Cultural Institute New York; Spain Culture New York--Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture; Consulate General of Sweden in New York ; and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium


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