2015-02-25

The Royal Institute of Art/Kungl. Konsthögskolan in Stockholm initiates a collaboration around publishing with Angie Keefer and Stuart Bailey for the forthcoming Spring BA and MA degree exhibitions.  

The Royal Institute of Art has formed a collaboration with Stuart Bailey and Angie Keefer, two co-founders of The Serving Library, for the publication to be produced for the M.A. and B.A. degree exhibition in Spring 2015, curated by KKH Professors Sigrid Sandström, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Peter Geschwind and Senior Lecturer Filippa Arrias. In addition to collaborating on producing the publication, Keefer and Bailey will work directly with students, reflecting their particular modes of writing, archiving, exhibiting, publishing and teaching. The purpose of such a cooperation, according to Keefer, is to help students ‘listen to themselves listening’ as both readers and writers, so that they might locate their own unique points of entry through writing, while also introducing them to significant artist publishing initiatives and publications. The Spring 2015 publication will be co-edited by Fredrik Ehlin, Lecturer in Fine Arts specialized in writing.

The structure of the cooperation will take the form of organized group sessions that are part-seminar and part-workshop, to include group readings, discussions, and writing exercises that consider language as an evolving medium with temporal, spatial and material qualities. The cooperation will also include lectures by Keefer and Bailey, inviting further participation from the student body and a larger public.

The final publication will be released in tandem with the opening of the degree exhibitions in May 2015.

Any further questions, please contact Fredrik Ehlin, co-editor and Lecturer in Fine Arts specialized in writing. Den här e-postadressen är skyddad från spamrobotar, du måste ha Javascript aktiverat för att visa den

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About Angie Keefer
Angie Keefer (b. 1977, Huntsville, Alabama) lives in rural New York. As an artist, writer, reader, publisher, amateur engineer and occasional librarian, Keefer works in a wide array of forms, including sculpture, photography, video, installation, performance, and publishing. Making use of given circumstances and situations, Keefer’s work engages contemporary philosophical, scientific, and political ideas through apparently simple and sometimes witty visual interventions, often developed in collaboration with other artists, writers, and designers.

Keefer has recently exhibited, staged, taught, published, or otherwise at Kunstverein Munich (2015); Liverpool Biennial (2014); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2014, 2011); Whitney Biennial, New York (2014); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2013-14); ICA Philadelphia (2013); Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2013); Yale Union, Portland (2013); São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); and The Banff Centre, Canada (2012, 2011), among others. In 2010, Keefer co-founded The Serving Library, a not-for-profit artists’ organization dedicated to publishing and archiving in a continuous loop, and is co-editor of The Serving Library’s bi-annual publication, The Bulletins, which is recently the subject of an exhibition at Tate, Liverpool (2014-2015). She graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1999), where she studied sculpture. 

About Stuart Bailey
Stuart Bailey (b. 1973, Yorkshire, UK) is a graphic designer and publisher, co-founder and editor of Dot Dot Dot (2000 - 2010), and one half of the artist duo Dexter Sinister, along with designer David Reinfurt. In 2006, Dexter Sinister established a workshop and bookstore of the same name in New York, and have since explored aspects of contemporary publishing in diverse contexts. As well as designing, editing, producing, and distributing both printed and digital media, they have also worked with ambiguous roles and formats, usually in the live contexts of galleries and museums. These projects generally play to some form of site-specificity, where a publication or series of events are worked out in public over a set period of time.

Dexter Sinister has recently exhibited at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2014); the Venice Biennale (2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); Artists Space, New York (2011); The Banff Centre, Canada (2011); Performa, New York (2009); and The Whitney Biennial, New York (2008), among others. In 2010, Bailey co-founded The Serving Library, a not-for-profit artists’ organization dedicated to publishing and archiving in a continuous loop, and is co-editor of The Serving Library’s bi-annual publication, The Bulletins, which is recently the subject of an exhibition at Tate, Liverpool (2014-2015). Bailey received a BA and PhD from The University of Reading, and was the first student at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, Netherlands, where he studied typography and graphic design with Karl Martens.

About The Serving Library
The Serving Library is a non-profit artists' organization founded in 2010 by artists and designers Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt. TSL consists of a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself through publishing The Bulletins, their biannual in-house publication. The Bulletins are conceived in part as the foundation for an art school curriculum. During each 6-month-long or semester-long period, a series of individual "bulletins" are made available at www.servinglibrary.org as PDFs, free for download. These individual bulletins coalesce around loose, unrelated themes such as Time, Typography, Psychedelia, Fashion, and Medium. The bulletins are then collated and printed every half year, in January and July, to consitute a single issue of The Bulletins of The Serving Library. Meanwhile, images and artifacts produced as originals of illustrations that appear in the journal are donated to or purchased by TSL to become part of a growing collection of works, which are periodically exhibited at various museums and universities, often as part of a pedagogical program conducted by TSL and its contributors.