Contacts opens today at BALTIC

Contacts, which opens today at BALTIC, Newcastle, is an intimate glimpse at lesbian community in San Francisco in the ‘90s through the archive of photographer Phyllis Christopher. Belonging to a politicised tradition of documentary photography, Christopher’s handprinted and tinted images reflect how the camera participated in the performance of queer identities and feminist politics in … Continued

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An update on Dark Room

We are now at wet proof stage with Phyllis Christopher’s Dark Room, and it’s exciting to see the book taking shape. However, we have been hit by another unexpected supply chain issue and due to the global paper shortages we are facing additional delays of twelve weeks+ before the book can go to press. That … Continued

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October Book of the Month: The Tempest Society by Bouchra Khalili

Our Book of the Month for October is Bouchra Khalili’s The Tempest Society (2019) – previously £25, get it for £17.50 until 31 October 2021 (30% off). Gathering together interviews, essays, rare archival material and translations, The Tempest Society revisits and resuscitates the forgotten heritage of a politicised theatre group – ‘Al Assifa’ – that was born … Continued

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Without Reduction broadcast on Resonance Extra – listen back

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed and tuned in to our marathon radio broadcast to celebrate the life and death of The Happy Hypocrite on Saturday! Even we didn’t quite listen for 12 hours straight without interruption, so if you missed out on some or all of it you can catch up now … Continued

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New solo show from Shy Radicals author Hamja Ahsan

A new exhibition by Hamja Ahsan – I don’t belong here – opens in Ljubljana this Friday. In 2019 Hamja Ahsan won the Grand Prize at the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts for his work Aspergistan Referendum, which asked residents to vote to join the imaginary state of shy, introverted and autistic people first outlined … Continued

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September Book of the Month: A Lebanese Archive

Our Book of the Month with 30% off for September is A Lebanese Archive: from the collection of Diab Alkarssifi by Ania Dabrowska. Now priced at just £18.20 (usually £26) for the rest of the month. Published in 2015, A Lebanese Archive is based on a collection of archival photographs from Lebanon and the Middle East, … Continued

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Maya Balcioglu solo London exhibition

Artist Maya Balcioglu has a solo show – Recent Drawings and Fabric Works – open at the Lungley Gallery, London, until 25th September. I started working with fabric during the first lockdown. I am not sure what exactly triggered this other than a general sense of no progress, as if continuously rereading the same page, … Continued

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New show by Inventory to open in Marseilles

A doctrine of scattered occasions 28.08.2021 – 25.09.2021 Giselle’s Books presents the first exhibition in France of Inventory, a collective founded in London in the mid-nineties as well as a printed journal of the same name. For this occasion Inventory have begun to realise a longstanding project, to exhibit a new series of works that … Continued

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August Book of the Month: Again, A Time Machine

Thank you so much to everyone who bought a book in the Summer Sale. We now return to our regular promotional schedule, with a new Book of the Month for August, Again, A Time Machine (2012) by Jane Rolo and Gavin Everall (Eds), available now with 30% off! Again, A Time Machine: from distribution to … Continued

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