From Thursday 13 April the Blenheim Walk Gallery at Leeds College of Art will open with a doubled library. The new collection mirrors itself through Maria Fusco's scrutiny; SPUR creates The Girl Library, a hub for reading groups and an open reading space within the gallery; Rosa Nussbaum manipulates the material form of the book to explore queer absence within institutionalised collections.
Maria Fusco: the possibility of ourselves as strange and new
Maria Fusco is an internationally renowned writer and Reader at University of Edinburgh. Her research is concerned with fiction as critical practice, working across the registers of the fictive, critical & theoretical writing. Maria leads the symposium, questioning classification in gender and exposing the opaque process of standard library systems.
girl /ɡəːl/ noun – Gone Girl. The Girl on a Train. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Mean Girls. Guerrilla Girls. She is everywhere, but who or what is a girl? SPUR creates The Girl Library, a hub for reading groups and an open reading space within the gallery.
Rosa Nussbaum: Body Documents
Rosa Nussbaum manipulates the material form of the book to explore queer absence within institutionalised collections.
Opening night: Thursday 13 April 5-7pm (Blenheim Walk Gallery)
Symposium: Thursday 20 April 10:30am-6:30pm (Blenheim Walk Gallery)
Speakers include; Maria Fusco, Wendy Kirk, SPUR, Rosa Nussbaum, AND Publishing.
Lunch and refreshments provided with a drinks reception at conclusion.
Free entry, registration required via Eventbrite.
Image: Rosa Nussbaum, Untitled, 2017. Digital collage. Image courtesy of the artist.
- 14 April - 28 April 2017
- Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds College of Art