From How To Say I Love You In Greenlandic © Nancy Campbell
06 - 07 Nov 2015
11am - 7pm
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
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An exhibition at the Small Publishers Fair, London. Nancy Campbell's books and prints explore cultural and climate change in Arctic coastal communities.
The Small Publishers Fair (established 2002) is a lively occasion, and a fascinating day out for anyone interested in books and publishing.
The exhibition highlights the work of Nancy Campbell, a British artist and writer who explores the disappearing languages and landscapes of the arctic. Many of the works on show have been made by Nancy Campbell in response to witnessing cultural and climate change in coastal communities in Greenland, Iceland, Denmark and ‘the debatable lands’ on the Scottish-English border. These include ‘How To Say I Love You’ In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet’, which was awarded a Birgit Skiöld Award in 2013, and ‘Vantar/Missing’, a visual history of avalanches.
The exhibition presents a selection of works from the last decade. These range from artist's books produced under Nancy Campbell's own imprint - Bird Editions; collaborations with other artists, including Mett-Sofie D. Ambeck, Sarah Bodman, and Roni Gross; and titles from publishers such as Enitharmon Press and MIEL. The variety of media on show will demonstrate the many forms the printed word can take, from pochoir-illustrated artist's books to letterpress-printed broadsides and print-on-demand paperbacks.
Small Publishers Fair, London