EXILE BOOKS - An artist’s book pop-up at Locust Projects
September 13, 2014
Printed Matter is pleased to partner with EXILE Books, an experimental, hybrid installation and retail operation conceived of by artist Amanda Season Keeley. The pop-up artist’s bookstore will migrate throughout several locations in Miami, spending approximately 4-6 weeks housed in every location. All of the mobile store components are designed by Keeley, with a stylistic nod towards Donald Judd and the memphis group. The store will feature modular units on wheels, lounge style seating, and adaptable displays that will be reconfigured and arranged to accommodate each new residence. An opening for the first iteration of the installation will take place at Locust Projects this Saturday, September 13, 7-10 PM.
At each venue EXILE will evolve by presenting a thematically curated selection of titles connected with public programing like lectures, performances, workshops, and events. The bookstore is dedicated to raising awareness about artist’s publications and will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and projects grounded in the spirit of collaboration. In partnership with Printed Matter, Inc., EXILE’s core inventory will represent a diverse cross section of artist’s books and publications. Additional materials will be selected to compliment the thematic programing for each location with an emphasis on local artists and publishing houses.
Amanda Season Keeley is a visual artist, curator, and writer. After completing her MFA at Parson’s School of Art and Design, Keeley went on to manage Printed Matter, Inc. and then ran Yoko Ono’s studio for 9 years before departing to launch EXILE. Keeley has also served as a regular contributor to Whitewall Magazine, Issue Magazine, and Bookforum. Keeley has exhibited her work at art fairs and galleries worldwide and is included in the collections of the MoMA, New York Public Library, and numerous private collections.