11 September 2019 — 30 September 2019

11 Sep 2019 — 30 Sep 2019


Belmacz is pleased to present an exhibition dedicated to artist publications.


B is for Book, and in the Beginning was the word. The written word, and then the printed word; and now, the digital word.


Since the scroll became a codex in late Antiquity, artists have been associated with the published word.The illuminated manuscript stirred curlicue lettering and gilded marginalia and the artist publication is a slippery mutation of this — an ongoing investigation into the gap between visual and written language, existing outside thetic categories.


Often self-published, produced single-handedly or through a small press — B brings together pieces which reference the thingliness of the book without being confined to seriality or sequence. B marks both the collaborative and the singular, where processes and materials can consist of reams of A4 from a photocopier, stapled shut to the letter pressed and hand bound. B cuts out the middle-man.


B is an opposition to the muscular catalogue raisonne — all fur coat and no knickers. These objects are space for both the hidden and the seen; they are to be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled — offering a spine to crack or a concertina run on — turned upside down, inside out, read between the lines. Laconic or verbose — an invitation to misunderstand in the age of Information is Power.


B is a presentation of objects which could be bought or could be given away for free. Objects which could be collected, displayed, stored, hoarded, boxed. But B is also a presentation of viral objects sent out to the world, left on the tube, given to a friend who might be interested — love notes.


— Georgia Sowerby
July, 2019


A diverse program of book launches, readings, workshops and suppers is accompanying the exhibition. See @belmaczmayfair for schedules listed from early September.


  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Letters

    Georgia Sowerby

    Letters, 2019

    glass, metal, acrylic paint, plaster

  • Installation View

  • Red E

    Simon Popper

    Red E, 2019

    fabric under perspex

  • Snake Bite

    Coco Crampton

    Snake Bite, 2019

    wood, oil paint, LED light bulb

  • Installation View

  • Manna from below

    Abbas Zahed

    Manna from below, 2019


  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Far From Boring

    Tony Gwilliam

    Far From Boring, 2015

    handmade aluminium box with hardcover publication

  • Calypso

    Daniel Ferstl

    Calypso, 2019

    ink drawings and stamps on cardboard, wool, cardboard, yarn and leather imitation

  • Stoned Faces

    Paul Kindersley

    Stoned Faces, 2016

    pencil on folded paper

  • Present

    Morten Skrøder Lund

    Present, 2018

    ink pen marks with cut pages and a candy fitting the proportions

  • Learning by doing

    Carla Åhlander

    Learning by doing, 2019

    limited edition photo book

  • Untitled

    Carla Ȧhlander / Gernot Wieland

    Untitled, 2019


  • Simone Weil

    Michela de Mattei

    Simone Weil, 2019

    ink on paper

  • Missing Craft

    Telfer Stokes

    Missing Craft, 1991


  • The Ashtray Show West

    Belmacz and Steph Huang

    The Ashtray Show West, 2019


  • Bohemia

    KOSA & Marius Engh

    Bohemia, 2019


  • Z Helix

    Diagonal Press

    Z Helix, 2014


  • The Book Is A Body House

    Emma McCormick-Goodhart

    The Book Is A Body House, 2019

    unlimited edition of stamped matchbooks

  • Installation View

  • Installation View

  • Donkey Ride

    Coco Crampton

    Donkey Ride, 2007

    MDF, wood, household paint, fluorescent tubes


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