As part of Market Project’s unique, experimental approach to developing the careers of professional artists, we have directly commissioned eight writers to write about each of the group’s artist members and their individual work. Why wait for that review or critical context when you can just ask some of Britain’s leading art writers to do something for you?
Our commissioned writers (with their artist subjects in parentheses) are: Iain Aitch (Alistair Gentry), Matthew Bowman (Elaine Tribley), Laura Havlin (Helen Judge), Martin Kemp (Julie Freeman), Mark Leahy (Martha Winter), Carol Mavor (Annabel Dover), David Rayson (Annabelle Shelton) and Cherry Smyth (David Kefford). The texts are as diverse and unique as the artists themselves, with scholarly critical examinations joined by frank interviews, fairy stories, or other poetic, creative responses.
These texts, images of each artist’s work and an overview of Market Project (written by our curatorial member Laura Earley) was published as a book in April of 2012, with an unusual modular design by Marcia Mihotich. Read excerpts from the commissioned writing from the PUBLISHING menu above.
The complete book is available as a limited edition of 250, from art book shops (soon) or directly from us. It costs £20 + £5 postage and packing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to buy one.
Our launch event for the Market Project book was on the 23rd April 2012 at the Contemporary Art Society in London.