Book Launch / 19.12.2020 / 4-6pm GMT / Zoom
Exquisite Futures is a limited edition publication featuring the work of twenty visual artists based across the world. The book was conceived in the spring of 2020 as an immediate response to the pandemic and the changing modes of art making. The selected individuals have imagined through the use of collage and photomontage the awaiting futures of our lives and the photographic world. The 41 images in the unbound book are accompanied with an essay by Aliki Braine. The printed matter has been facilitated by Revolv Collective, designed by Victoria Kieffer and printed by Folium Publishing.
Exquisite futures includes the work of Memet Ali Zeren, Danielle Andrews, Jessy Boon Cowler, Camille Carbonaro, Lia Dostlieva, Wojciech Fec, Max Ferguson, Hannah Fletcher, Lea Hobson, Victoria Kieffer, Ethan Lo, Anna Luk, Silvia Maietta, Micaela Mau, Zuzana Pustaiová, Sally Souraya, Thomas Stockley, Liz Tollemache, Sally Trivett and Chiara Zandona.
Revolv Collective was founded in 2017 by the artists Krasimira Butseva and Lina Ivanova in the South of England, and later on it was joined by Ibrahim Azab, Lucas Gabellini-Fava, Victoria Louise Doyle, Alexander Mourant and Laura Bivolaru. The collective was established around the idea of collaboration and collective practices within the field of visual arts, with a focal point in developing innovative ways of teaching and creating photography. Through open calls, exhibitions, lectures, discussions, workshops and publications, we have been supporting photography students and emerging photographers both nationally and internationally. Simultaneously, we have been working towards bridging the gap between early-career and established practitioners - by inviting renowned artists to participate in the collective’s events and printed matters.
Aliki Braine (b. 1976, Paris) studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Courtauld Institute of Art where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting.Recent exhibitions include solo and two person shows in London, Vienna, Madrid and Paris and group exhibitions including: ‘The Living’s Easy’, Flowers East, London, 2006, ‘On the (im)possibility of a pure praise poem’, Man & Eve Gallery, London 2013, ‘Material Light’, Kulturni Centar, Belgrade, Serbia, 2015 and ‘Evidences du Réel’, Musée d’Art de Pully, Lausanne, 2017. Aliki is an associate lecturer for Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London and a regular lecturer at Christie’s Education, the Wallace Collection and the National Gallery.
Victoria Kieffer was born in 1995 in France. Graphic designer, artist-book maker. I live between France and Bulgaria. I self-publish and make workshops about micro-publishing and bookbinding.
Folium Publishing is an artist led publishing platform based in SE London, initiating research and discussion to facilitate the production of new work and printed material.