The ‘Suit’

2014, 16.5 × 11 × 1.8 cm, 250 g, 192 pages, hand bound, two colour riso printed body with 18 different screen printed covers, signed and numbered in an edition of 90 *De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014

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Commentary

Designed by Linda Beumer and Barbara Iwanicka, with texts by Alaena Turner, Jasper Coppes and contributions by Gerrit-Jan Vos, Justin Gosker and Antonis Pittas. The ‘Suit’ book discusses an ongoing performance work begun in 2007, and was the third book to made as part of the artists’ attempt to complete The Kippenberger Challenge and equal Martin Kippenberger’s annual average printed output of 7.45 books.

Produced in an edition of 90, with the process of printing and binding each book learned on the job- the results were rated from faultless to faultful, before being numbered accordingly with the most haphazard books made available first.

Winner of the Dutch Best Book Design 2014. Currently made to order only, please get in touch for more information alex.farrar@hotmail.co.uk

exhibitions

The Best Designed Books 2014, 2015, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL. Lajevardi collection, 2015, Tehran, IR. World Book Design 2014–15, P&P Gallery in Printing Museum, Tokyo, JP. The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), The Tetley, Leeds, UK. The ‘Suit’: an archive for six years of unnanounced performances, 2014, The Tetley, Leeds, UK.

thanks

Linda Beumer, Roos Blogg, Jasper Coppes, Jay Cover, Oliver Shaw & Tom Pratt, Charlotte, Gerald and Julie Farrar, both Grahams at Edwin M. Harmer, Barbara Iwanicka, Chris Linton of PaperFix, Mondriaan Fonds, Apple Office, Dorothé Orczyk, Mandy Armitage of Freelance Offset, Zoë Sawyer, Sea White of Brighton, Johann Tangyong, The Tetley, Alaena Turner, Esteban Berrios Vargas, Gerrit-Jan Vos

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

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☞ 9.7.20 – 19.7.20 [exhibition/commission] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
☞ 22.11.19 – 24.11.19 [art book fair] Printing Plant, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
☞ 20.11.19 [book launch] ‘Wimper’, Page Not Found, The Hague
☞ 5.11.19 [visiting lecturer] Moscow Foundation (BHSAD), Moscow
☟ 28.9.19 [press] interview with Allan Gardner, published on The Quietus
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☜ 27.9.19 – 26.10.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Faltering, light under two screw holes, with 999 Red, shadows, screws and drilled holes, flushed, then glimmer over pieces of masking tape, with screws, drilled holes and Cherry Bomb’, SE8 Gallery, London
✳︎ Supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands
⤷ private view on 27.9.19
⤷ finissage/book launch on 26.10.19
☜ 13.9.19 – 12.10.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Fall, slump, drop on a bedside cabinet in water with behavioural residue (painted violet) and collapse, slide, bottom-out beside low on a bookshelf, with sag on a folding table and slip on a bedside —both- in water, before behavioural residue (painted chartreuse), downswing under a broken curtain rail, and dip, crash, flat on a chest of drawers partially in water’, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
⤷ private view 13.9.19
⤷ in conversation on 2.10.19
⤷ [press] Our Favourite Places, this is tomorrow, Corridor8
☜ 5.7.19 - 21.7.19 [residency] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] ‘British Summer Time’, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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