CENTREFOLD Scrapbook II:
YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE
Launches 5th March 2004
Centrefold Scrapbook is a limited-production
collection of works by London artists,
organised by artists Reza Aramesh and Tina Spear.
Twenty artists have been invited to contribute work to be
pasted into the pages of a scrapbook.
An edition of 60. Centrefold
Scrapbook is a meeting place of drawing,
collage and copy-shop reproduction,
with each artist providing an alternative interpretation of
the artist's 'work
An unstable mix of glamour and aggression of refined technique
and raw graphic impact, of
biographical fantasy and propagandist declarations,
this new edition of Scrapbook further explores the hedonistic
and aesthetic potential of the unprinted page.
NOT SAFE HERE' refers to the
sense of anxiety and urgency that permeates many of the works.
It also refers to how the artists saturate their pages with
visual material whose presence is as much physical as it is
visual. Densely packed and
heavy to hold, Centrefold is
neither an art magazine nor an artists'
portfolio, refusing the reader
the luxury of easy contemplation.
NOT SAFE HERE' also suggests
the sometimes conflicting proximity of different artists'
contributions, as works face
off or complement each other across the scrapbook's
double pages. Mounted on the
coarse grey and black pages,
the works have to work in a common ground that denies them
the polite distance of glossy paper and professional reproduction.
Scrapbook takes its cue from the childhood fascination for
collecting and collating, the
improvised cutting and pasting through which a
constellation of interests and desires are brought together.
A group show in its own right,
Scrapbook is a magpie gathering of artists born out of personal
relationships and odd encounters,
a snapshot of new art in London today which reflects the unpredictable
and exuberant sociability of the current scene.
Scrapbook II contributors are:
Shahin Afrassiabi, Jonathan
Allen, Reza Aramesh,
Sarah Baker, James Barren &
Robin Forster, Diann Bauer,
JJ Charlesworth, Henry Coleman,
Ilya Gridneff, Mustafa Hulusi.
Lynne Marsh, Jo Mitchell,
Paul Noble, Pil & Galia
Collectiv, David Risley,
Jamie Robinson, Giles Round,
Anna Schori, Tina Spear, Holly
Centrefold Scrapbook Launch Party on Friday 5th March 2004,
7-9 pm at
Unit 303, Third Floor,
Lana House, 116 Commercial
Street, London E1 6NF.
526 Manhattan Building,
London, E3 2UP.
Centrefold Scrapbook II will be displayed within the current
exhibition SIR ® EEL for more information contact Tina Spear
& Reza Aramesh on 07816 953 904 or http://centrefoldx.com/scrapbook2/
Scrapbook I was launched in February 2003.
Contributors were: Reza Aramesh,
Diann Bauer, Matt Bryans,
Ellen Cantor, Henry Coleman,
Sarah Emmerson, Brian Griffiths,
Goshka Macuga, Rupert Norfolk,
Sally O' Reilly,
John Russel, Tina Spear,
Francis Upritchard, Filiberto
Skid and Dallas Seitz.
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